Well… Hello 2018, you sexy son of a beeeessh!
A part of me feels like I blinked and 2017 was over, even though a lot happened. Personally, professionally, mentally, physically, socially… it’s been a busy and crazy year. It’s always nice to take time and reflect back on your year. Whether it was a goodie or a baddie, there are always great lessons to be learned and I’m all about that. I’m not excited nor am I sad to see 2017 go. It was a fairly decent year, I feel like 2017 was definitely the year of realizing stuff (sorry I had to haha, #KylieJennerReference – that girl was onto something). I feel as if I grew so much as a person, I learned so much about people and I feel refreshed – I’m so ready and excited for whats to come in 2018. I just have this magical feeling about this year. I’m not one for New Years resolutions, I believe in becoming better and better with time. New year but same me because I’m loving the me right now. I feel that the outcome of your year, your month, your day all comes down to your mind set. Once that’s in check, you will be set for success. I thought I would use this post to share with you some of my experiences and lessons from this year, hopefully you will take something away from this one.
It’s never too late to do something that truly makes you happy, you just have to want it bad enough. The start might be slow but just keep on pushing. This year I definitely found my passion, now all I need to do is build up the confidence to give it my all. Some of you will know that S and I are taking a dab at videography as well as photography. I didn’t realize just how much I enjoyed capturing moments until S asked me to shoot some edits for his YouTube channel. It got my creative juices flowing again. I then started paying more attention to the content I was putting out. I’m at the point where I won’t post an image or video if I am not 150% happy with it. Quality over Quantity always. I want to get more artsy with fashion posts, this shoot I did with S is definitely my favorite. This lace Zara dress along with the rustic wall and tan Rubi boots just worked out so well. My focus for 2018 is on improving my skill and making some incredible shiz happen. The end goal is to wake up every morning loving what I do for a living and I feel that really should be every persons goal, finding true pleasure in what you do. #lifegoals
My health has always been a challenge but I never let it consume me. For those of you that aren’t aware I have Hashimoto’s Disease, it is an auto-immune disease and I have struggled with it since I was 18 years old. For the past 2 years, I was incorrectly diagnosed with Tietze Syndrome (An inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone) and this past December I discovered that it was actually my Gallbladder causing all my problems and had to undergo surgery to have my gallbladder removed as it was filled with gallstones. Ending my year in hospital was definitely not the highlight of 2017, however it did make me realize just how strong I am. Although I cried my eyes out when I saw the scars on my belly, they will forever be a constant reminder that I can overcome anything because I am a damn strong bish! I also changed my diet this year, I never in a million years thought I would ever do it but never say never. I am now a herbie (totally prefer calling myself that as apposed to vegan). I consume no animal products and it has by far been one of the best things I did for my health, my heart and my soul. It’s never too early or too late to start working on being the healthiest happiest you.
Even after almost 10 years of being together you can still fall deeper and deeper in love with someone. S has definitely been my rock and my number one fan in everything that I do. He pushes me to be a better me. He has taught me so much this year and I am so lucky to have someone like that in my life. Relationships aren’t easy, in fact they are a lot of work. One of the most important things is never giving up on each other. Don’t give up because the road ahead seems a little bumpy, hang tight and work together. When you are with the person you can see yourself spending the rest of your life with, then no mountain is too big or too high to climb together.
Oooooooo… now this. This has been a bumpy road. One of the biggest lessons I have learned, especially recently is that you cant expect others to do for you what you would do for them. Sadly the world doesn’t work like that. Climbing mountains for some people and realizing they won’t even climb a hill for you is hurtful. No matter how long you have known someone, sometimes it turns out that you don’t even know them at all. I know, totally depro but sadly true. One thing I can say is that I walk into 2018, knowing who the goodies are in my life. The ones that have shown constant support and love. I am no angel in the friendship game, I have definitely let some friendships slip. It’s heart breaking but it’s life. It takes both sides to build a bridge, true friends should always meet in the middle. That’s at least how I see it. It’s a total no brainier that you will find your truest friends when you are stuck in the dark. Those sitting around waiting for you to make it back to the light are merely acquaintances. A phrase I have started to loathe and a phrase I have used many a times is “if you need anything just shout.” A lot of the time the person won’t shout, people don’t want to be a burden. So you have to ask yourself “how much do I really care for this person?” if it’s a lot then just be there, comfort them, find what will make then feel better. If your answer is a little then by all means use that phrase. I have become very picky with who I give my time and energy to and it’s purely because I wear my heart on my sleeves and want to avoid being hurt again.
Life is a fickle little thing and it doesn’t always turn out the way you want it to, we all know this. It’s how you choose to handle that. Have your moment, throw your toys out the cot but then pick yourself up and see how you can better the situation. Don’t ever feel guilty for putting yourself first, you are responsible for your happiness. I leave you with this quote that I came across two months ago, I have stuck to it and hopefully you will too:
“You need to understand that life isn’t what you’re given, it’s what you create, what you conquer and what you aim to achieve.” – Unknown
I have so much planned, so much I want to accomplish and I can’t wait to share it all with you.
My wish for you for 2018 is that you find your passion, you love harder than ever before, you find those people that make your soul groove and that you forever feel energized, refreshed and healthy. May your foundation forever be flawless, your concealer be crease less and your winged liner be sharp enough to cut someone. Here is to 2018, a year filled with adventure, mystery and love.
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