The year isn't over, but today I wanted to write my reflections post. My birthday is on Christmas Day, and I wanted to write about that as well.
It has been a good year. When I think of my trainwreck of a year last year, it doesn't even compare. I feel blessed, very blessed.
Pray more and worry less
I always put God first in my life, and with each passing year I like to think that I'm becoming closer to God. I've always had a relationship with God, even when I don't always understand God's plan. Having anxiety and depression can be very difficult, but I find solice in prayer and reading the Bible. I'm learning to let things go beyond my control. It's a process for me not to worry all the time, but I'll get there. I can only speak myself, but I've try to live by 3 P's in life...Praying, Planning, and Prioritizing.
Change is good and sometimes neccessary
You may remember that I mentioned in May that I moved again. I was living in a house where the landlord was just impossible to deal with and negligent of his property. Long story short, it was time to go. I'm at a place in my life if something doesn't make me happy or disrupts my peace, I'm learning to let it go.
I can admit that I struggle with forgiveness. I think the hardest part of forgiveness, or at least for me is forgiving people that never actually apologize. In your mind you know that you need to forgive someone in order to move on, but how do you tell your heart to forgive? That's a tough question to answer. I realized I have to let go of what and/or whos hurting me to find peace and happiness.
It's ok to take care of myself first...I matter too
I think when you care so much about others or things around you, it's easy to forget about yourself. It's ok to put myself and my needs first sometimes. I matter too. Since I have struggles with depression and anxiety I realized that I have to take of myself and my well being.
Blogging makes me happy
I celebrated 4 years of blogging this year! (July 27th). That's an accomplishment I'm proud of. I set out to do something and I've stuck with it. I may share sponsored posts, and receive products for review, but I truly enjoy blogging.
Blogiversary Cupcake :)
I love that the bloggging community gives me an outlet to share my thoughts and share common interests with other bloggers! I think back on last year when I stopped blogging for over 2 months. I really missed it!
Almost 32 Years Old
Still no kids or a husband lol. I'm not focused on those things right now. Sure I want to be a mom and a wife someday, but right now is just not the time. One thing about surviving domestic violence, you learn to find and love yourself again. For the time being I'm happy being single and learning to enjoy life again.
At one point I used to feel a certain type of way of turning another age. Birthdays used to be a reminder that I haven't accomplished some of my goals. I stopped looking at birthdays like that a long time ago. It can be discouraging to not meet deadlines I set for myself, but that makes more ambitious to strive for my goals.
I don't know what my next year of life has in store for me, but I'm looking forward to celebrating another year of life and embracing a new year.
December 2017 Posts
Christmas Tree Decorations 2017
Grooming Products by Clio
Come Along with Me: Christmas at Yankee Candle
Candy Cane Lane
Christmas Related Posts
Projects with Pilar: Christmas Decor DIY's
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