2016 was TRASH…or was it?
2016 has brought so many ups and downs alike. Blessings and hardships equally. I saw growth in my career, progress in my book writing process (a book cover away from being published btw!), rekindling of old friendships and family relationships alike and the ending of some friendships along with struggles on the job. Surprisingly, I am OK with that. I mean; I got a pretty good workout regimen out of it. I saw my credit score increase and an old family friend literally gave me a car. What a gift.
Although I initially met these hardships with disappointment, sadness, confusion etc. I am learning that THIS.IS.LIFE. There will be good times and there will be bad. Our attitude and response to these hardships will predict the trajectory of our lives thereafter. While in the past I have found myself clinging with all of my might to the outcome I expected or the outcome I thought I wanted soooo badly (logic be damned); this year I am learning the art of acceptance.
Through prayer, meditation, travel, music, books etc; I find myself relaxing, relating and releasing. I wholeheartedly believe in doing our best to keep a positive attitude despite whatever circumstances come our way. Some call this naive but for me it is a way of life that keeps me sane. Don’t get me wrong, I allow myself to feel the negative emotions but I also do my best not to allow them to linger for long. Through the things mentioned above and some heart spilling conversations with trustworthy friends and a therapist or two in the past; I find it more and more easier to accept life for what it is and make the best of it. I also choose to believe that most of us are simply doing our best,and that my friends, is all we can ask of ourselves.
Until next time, life’s a roller-coaster, just be sure to enjoy the ride! 🙂
“Cross around my neck and a crystal in my pocket. My love is the bomb and forgiveness is the rocket.” (Emeli Sande’-Selah)