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Sunday, December 28, 2014


As the year is slowly coming to a close, a door for new opportunities, as well as new mistakes opens. In order to move forward, you must look back. There are many things that I have learned throughout the past year that have turned me into who I am now. I wish I could say I learned these the easy way but I would be lying.

1. Bad things happen to good people: I have experienced this quite a few times in the past year. I have been stripped from the things I love because there were misunderstandings, even though I always have the best intentions at heart. At first, the only things I could think of in these times of troubles are "why me?" and "this can't be happening" but it did and after some time I came to the realization that these things happen and there's nothing I can do about it. Throughout this past year, I have learned to accept all that has (and will) happen to me with an open mind because no one can control what the outcome will be. With that being said, to the people who have had something bad happen to them even though their hearts are pure, just remember you're not the only one. You will be able to get through it in a positive way.

2. Sometimes what you want isn't want you need: I hate to break it to many of you, but your parents and loved ones will always have your best interests at heart. And let me tell you from experience, we all hate it because there comes a time when we think we can grow up and make, sometimes unreasonable, decisions that only your parents can talk you out of. At the time, we all think they are being too strict or just down right crazy but in the end everything works out for the better. The situations can vary from going to a party to spontaneous trips, but no matter how big or how small, I've learned to accept the decision (no matter how much I disagree). With some time, I'll be able to fully understand the thinking behind my parents decisions, but for now I'm content with the fact that they do it out of love.

3. Whenever you feel alone, you are never truly are: Whether it's a family back at home or a group of friends you couldn't live without, they seem to always be there for you. Many instances have happened where I feel completely alone even though there seems to be people around me at all times. After nights of no sleep and over-thinking (and ALOT of stubbornness),  I finally realized that I never am. I always thought that when I am in my darkest days, I have no one but that's definitely not true. I will always have family to call in times of need and friends to vent to. I seem to have so many people to confide in from wine-nights with my sisters to movie nights and long talks with my boyfriend. I feel incredibly blessed by this due to the many people that don't have what I have. By seeking those who can help, I learned to be happy even when I feel as if I shouldn't.

Although I wish I could name all the things I have learned, gained, and lost throughout the year, I can't (due to the lack of time yall have since it will take forever!), but everything that has happened was for a reason and I'm definitely okay with that. It has made me into the person I am today. So thank you to all of you who have come into my life in such a positive way. I am truly thankful for this wonderful year!

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