Hello 2018!! 2017 was an amazing year for me and probably taught me more lessons than any previous year has. It’s that time again for our feed to be drowning in reflections of the past year and hope that the next year will treat us better. A lot of the time, negativity has a funny way of clouding our memory and showing us only the bad in our lives, but in many circumstances that “bad” most likely taught us something really good!
It’s wayyyy too easy to get wrapped up in social media and the evil in this world. Something I remind myself daily and I love to think of to put things in perspective is “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” I have loved this quote for as long as I can remember. Partially because I love how it’s worded, but mainly because it’s incredibly comforting. Trusting in God’s plan is something I struggle with immensely, but this quote is just a simple reminder to not worry and to just trust.
2017 has brought me incredible friends at school and has also provided me deeper relationships with older friends in which I’m very grateful for. It has also been the year of the unknown for me. I’ve questioned if I’m doing the right thing over an over and over again. Am I studying the right major? Am I doing the most that I can? Am I doing all the right things to lead me on the path that’s meant for me? I can honestly say 2017 has finally given me the answer to all these questions! There isn’t one. There is no blueprint to my life to build it exactly how it’s meant to. I imagine if there is such instructions, only God has it. And that’s okay! 2017 taught me to stop living in the future and worrying about my every next move, but to rather live for now. This would probably be my biggest new year’s resolution, live in the present. I struggle big time with always looking into the future and reminiscing on the past that I miss everything that’s happening now! My hopes for 2018 is to know what it feels like to live for now.
Of course I can’t have a cliché new year new me post without sharing some of my resolutions 😉 In addition to being more present I have three other resolutions that are really important to me. Christian and I have never been the most spiritual couple and I’d love to grow my relationship with God, not only within myself but within my relationship.We are going to do our best to make it a priority to attend church regularly and to really dig deeper into our beliefs to strengthen our relationship. Another resolution I have is to put my all into this blog! I really want to become more active on social media and get in a rhythm where I can post blogs much more frequently. I have so many thoughts and ideas constantly running through my mind and I just want to share them! I hope for 2018 to be the year I really get this passion started! I also hope to have many many blogs up and possibly even videos in the future, especially for my upcoming vacations! My last “big” resolution for 2018, simply put, is to be me! I have always struggled with caring way too much about how people perceive me and it really starts to take a toll. It’s hard to go through everyday motions afraid to speak up or to be yourself. I’m really going to make an effort to change that this upcoming year! I am going to do things for me this year and with that being said I hope 2018 is a huge year of self growth.
I have to admit, I’m kinda sad to say peace to 2017 but also thrilled to be starting a new year. I’ve made some wonderful memories but I know 2018 holds days I’ll never forget! I wish you and your loved ones a safe, unforgettable and healthy 2018!
much love, Sydnee