It's that time of year again when I reflect on the year. I know December just started, but there are so many things I want to reflect on today. 2018 was truly a year that I trusted God's process. This is not an overly religous post, but my relationship with God is very important to me.
As I get older, I like to think that I'm growing wiser. The almost 33 year old self doesn't view things the way I did 10 or even 5 years ago. I felt that this year I was being tested. I can think back on numerous occasions that I've grown frustrated when things happened beyond my own understanding. I've learned that things that don't always make sense usually have a purpose later.
Some journeys are meant to be walked alone. I don't always think that's a bad thing though. Sometimes you have to step back and do things that are best for you. No announcements, no social media posts about your plans, just do what you need to do. This year I've walked on a few paths alone, and that's ok. I saw clearer and gathered my thoughts. The world is surrounded with distractions, I try not to let things take my focus.
Since high school I've dealt with depression, so that's been half of my life. As I got older during college I've experienced anxiety as well. I mentioned over the Summer I decided to go back into counseling and get back on medication. Almost 6 months later I have noticed postive changes in how I feel. I'm not going to pretend that it's easy for me dealing with my mental health issues because it's not. I'm honest with myself, depression and anxiety are issues I have to work at everyday. I share my story in hope that I am helping someone who is reading.
2018 provided me with opportunities to collaborate with some amazing brands. Some were repeat brands and then there were new brands I've worked with for reviews. Every brand that I've collaborated with over the years and this year, I'm truly grateful.
As an influencer I'm climbing the ladder to get to the top. I don't compare my social media handles to others. I've said this once and I'll say it again, there's room for everyone to be successful.
Success takes hard work, dedication, and once again focus. This year was a special year for me because I celebrated my 5th year of blogging. I'm proud of my blog and all that I have accomplished so far.
I know that's it's very early in the month, but I'm keeping optimistic that December will end 2018 on a positive note. My year wasn't terrible. It's all about you look at life. My birthday is on Christmas and God willing, I will be blessed to see another year.
To all my fellow December babies, I hope you have a wonderful birthday, and wishing everyone a Happy Holiday season!
November 2018 Posts
My Life in October in 2018
Come Along with Me! Christmas Previews 2018
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser and Foaming Scrub
Aromatherapy Love: Rose and Vanilla Collection
Zoya Jubilee Holiday 2018 Collection
Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving
Come Along with Me: Christmas at Bath & Body Works