What a year, what a year!
It’s about that time, my favourite time…Reflection time!
Those who know me, know I love a deep talk, like real deep and to me there is nothing better than sitting down, looking back at the year and having a deep discussion about everything.
One of the best things about having a blog is it’s like your diary, a very public diary but nonetheless, you can look back at it and see the difference between then and now.
Looking back at my reflection post for 2016 (which you can read here:https://alicelisam.co.uk/2017/01/05/2016-reflection/)
I was so thankful for 2016 I had because 2015 was one of the hardest years of my life mentally and my anxiety was through the roof! I went through so much with so many people in my life and all I wanted was a peaceful year. Being the practising Christian that I am, I prayed and prayed to have a calm year and I got exactly what I wanted. 2016 was so much fun and I made so many memories, I was surrounded by positive people and I started university. Now for 2017, I wanted it to be just as calm as 2016, like who wouldn’t want a shit load of stress!
This year was one of those years where I was tested so many times, some tests I won and some I lost but the crazy thing about all these tests I had this year, as much as I hated them by the way! Those tests have shaped the current me and put in motion the type of year I’m going to have in 2018. With the way I’ve come out of 2017, the way it ended, I’m confident that next year is going to be a good year for me.
I’ve got my goals set in place and hopefully I complete at least one of them…at least ONE! But at the same time, I’m not going to put any pressure on myself like I have this year because really and truly I cannot be killed!
Despite all the difficult times – and the difficult times literally feels like it’s the end of the world! I am here, finished the year on a good note and writing this blog post. 2017 was another year of learning, learning real hard lessons and I’m not just talking about university but life lessons too. And it seems to me that the universe likes to teach people lessons at the same time because everyone I’ve spoken to have had nearly the same issues as me. Which I don’t know for others, makes me feel bloody normal!
I thought that 2016 was the year I was living my life, finally starting it but now I completely disagree! I hadn’t really lived yet, but now I know 2018 is the year I’m going to really start living my life because my priorities are in check! I have a good environment, as good as it can get! Where I have peace, good people around me at LAST and I know what I really want in life. I know the goal and I’ve never seen it the way I’m seeing it now.
Thank you to all the people who actually read my blog. Nobody understands how much it means to me when I see that people are reading and enjoying what I have to say. I have such a confidence issue at times and I get so anxious to post, I feel as though I’m not good enough all the time. So to have the reactions I have, I’m so grateful and thankful.
I hope everyone has a happy new year and let us all start the new year with a bang!