Saying Hello to 2018

Today is the last day of 2017. Tonight, we will throw glitter into the air and celebrate a new beginning, a new book that will have 365 pages. We will kiss loved ones at midnight, drink champagne, and be merry. Out with 2017, in with 2018. 

Across the world, many are pledging to do something to improve their lives in 2018. Typically, this means that you’re going to read more books, lose a few pounds, or to drink more water. And, those are pretty good resolutions. If you’re one of those people that are planning to do that, I wish you nothing but the best.

As I look back in 2017, I realize a lot has happened. I walked away from my first job that wasn’t working out. I then got the opportunity to work for a radio station and meet so many people. This lead to so many opportunities — including meeting Jack Antonoff from Bleachers. I welcomed love into my heart, said hello and goodbye to many friends, and am learning the importance of taking care of myself.

Therefore, as I head into 2018, I am making one resolution — to continue down a path to help me become the best me I can. I think that’s doable, don’t you?

There are many ways I can do this.

First, I can write more. What many people don’t realize is that writing continues to serve as a therapist’s chair as well as my meal ticket. While I don’t blog as often as I used to, I continue to pen articles for websites such as CT Boom and Americanoize. I also write privately in my journals. I’ve been keeping journals for five and a half years, and writing in them always makes me feel better about anything. Therefore, heading into 2018, I want to make journaling a habit.

Secondly, I can learn to be less hard on myself. I’ve heard somewhere that we are our worst critics, and I believe that is true. At the end of the day, you can only do your best and give 100 percent into everything that you can do. Therefore, why should we be hard on ourselves when that’s what we are giving? Honestly, I have no idea.

And finally, the best thing that I can do is to allow love in. Love is a strange emotion, guys. It brings insecurity and fear. But, it also brings a lot of joy and happiness. We often forget it — and focus on the negative. Therefore, as I head in 2018, I want to bask into love’s rays of happiness. I want to be able to say that I’ve loved — and not worried about the silly things. Easier said than done, but that’s something I want to work on.

At the end of the day, we are not complete beings. We are works in progress that continue to evolve into a stronger being. It takes time, but the process continues to be a mixture of beauty and progression. We should to appreciate the view, and slow down. We will get to that place where we want to be — eventually. 

And so, with that being said, happy new year, everyone.

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