Hello beautiful,

I cannot believe 2018 is almost over.  It feels like just yesterday that I was saying hello 2018! It has been a tough year for some of us and I am so happy that it’s over. I have learnt so much this year. I am so grateful for all the lessons and I am so eager yet scared of what 2019 holds for me.

I have taken some time to reflect on some of the lessons I have learnt this year and to share them with you. 

  1. Change can be so good. I did not know that until I changed and let change into my life. I welcomed change, embraced change and allowed change to change me into a better person.
  2. I had to cherish the people closet to me. Because one day they won’t be here anymore. 
  3. Time is a funny thing, and it goes by so fast. Make the best of each moment.
  4. I had to forgive myself in order to move on in my life.
  5. It is okay to be selfish with myself. I had to learn that I am also important and that I come first in my life. Always!
  6. People will make time for me, if I am important to them. If they don’t call, text, or make any attempt to check up on me. I’m not going to waste my time.
  7. Beginning to love myself was the best thing I could have ever done. It was the day I said “I love you” to myself, that I set myself free.
  8. Healing was my first step to self awareness that I am worthy to heal.
  9. No matter what was done to me in the past, it made me the strong person I am today. 
  10. Following the beat to my own drum was when I learned that I can have my own opinions and not always follow the opinions of other people.
  11. I had to let go of friends that didn’t make me feel good about myself. And that is okay.
  12. I cannot be around people who are not good for myself mental and emotional health.
  13. I only live once. So I make sure I treat myself whenever I can.
  14. Just because I am not where I want to be in my life. Doesn’t mean I will never make it to where I want to be. 
  15. I stopped living up to peoples expectations and I saw myself as my own expectation to live up to. 
  16. I was so focused on every bad thing people have done to me or said about me, that I didn’t notice all the good things about myself. 
  17. When I stopped hiding behind the glass door, I saw things in a different perspective.
  18. I stopped being around people who made me feel like I was hard to love.
  19. I will always be what I need.
  20. That being said, I don’t have to be what other people see as beautiful. Because I am beautiful to me.

Here is to 2018, thank you for all the lessons, tears, loss, gains and happiness you gave to me this year. I salute you. I welcome 2019 with open arms and a smile and I am ready to take on the year as it comes. 

Stay beautiful
Love always,