As the year 2016 comes to a close, we start reflecting on the year that was, and get really excited for the new year to come.
If I have to be quite honest, I feel like there has been some negativity about 2016.
Now Im not saying 2016 was a fkn stellar year and Im NOT discounting anyones personal experiences or turmoil. 2016 did infact have its shittyness, absolutely, but I am MOST grateful for this year. Speaking to a gf of mine, I realised that I have learned so much more about myself this year, than I have in any other year, or during any other difficult time in my life. Instead of complaining or adopting victim mentality in the situations that I have personally dealt with, Iv chosen to accept the lesson I have been offered. I chose not to dwell on the cards I was dealt, and instead, turned it around and asked how I could learn from it.
Iv had the same difficulties as most in the physical/external sense. Relationships and friendships have been tested, purpose has been questioned – continuously, habits have been gained …. and lost, eliminations have occurred, weight has been gained… weight has been lost, shit has happened. Regardless of that fact, this year has been a MASSIVE eye-opener for me.
I started this blog in 2016 and even though I havent been consistent with my writing, it has opened me up to much understanding, and sooo much learning and I can only thank 2016 for my placement in circumstances to allow that to happen for me.
2016 is when I really started embracing the importance of being present, and it has changed not only me as a person, but has changed my relationships with other people, for better,… or … well, it has given me insight to things I can let go off, things and/or relationships that no longer serve me. I have discovered and acknowledged my authentic self, and made sure that any decisions I have made, has been for myself.
At the end of the day, it doesnt matter what year it is or where we are in the year,… Every day IS a choice.I fully believe that every day is a new year, a new chance, a new beginning, a new start. If you want to make a resolution, make it, then and there, dont wait for December 31st or the 1st January, or even Monday to start being healthier, or start saying No, or let go of ‘toxic’ emotions or people… Do it today! Not tomorrow, not next week or month.
Im going to keep it real as always and say that it really pisses me off when people start complaining about how fkn crap their lives are,… when in reality, WE HAVE A CHOICE, to either change our circumstances, or our mindset about it.
You just need to switch the tv on to the news to see how destructive we are becoming as a race, and how many people DONT have the opportunity to make choices… we can Choose to leave our jobs and work somewhere else, we can Choose to leave or heal our relationships and/or go out and find love, we can Choose to eat healthier and to move our bodies, we can Choose to change our perspectives if we cant change our circumstances, we can Choose to be happy, believe it or not, we HAVE that power already within us… our inability to be able to follow through with those choices, has, in my opinion, nothing to do with time, or circumstance, but with making ourselves and our happiness A Priority. I absolutely love this quote by Laura Vanderkam…
Instead of saying “I dont have time”, say “Its not a priority”, and see how that feels – Laura Vanderkam
If you want to make changes, to a situation, or to the world… Start with yourself. Educate yourself, work on yourself, develop yourself, do more of whatever brings out that passion in you. Do things you’ve always wanted to do and make it Epic. Shits not going to change if we continually bitch about how much we wish things can change… We HAVE that power, within ourselves, to Create Our World. There might be people that might disagree with me, and thats totally cool. I speak from experience, and I have seen the same in so many others.
If you dont like something, change it. If you cant change it, change the way you think about it – Mary Engelbreit
Heres to making every single day, whether it be in 2017,2018, 2050… a choice, a change of perspective, a change in how we see things…A Change Within Ourselves.
Cheers!! To working towards a healthier, happy more joyful soul and KICK ASS GODDESS within xx