So it’s been awhile since I’ve written anything. Not because I didn’t want to, not because I didn’t have anything to say, simply because I just didn’t have time. With trying to finish the end of the semester strong and the holidays, blogging had to take the backseat to what was important. That being said…I rocked out the end of the semester which was a really big deal for me. Last semester I got caught up in a lot of different things that took my focus off of what was important. I was informed by my mentor that I was being placed on academic probation and if I didn’t get my gpa up I would basically be kicked out of my school. I kicked ass this semester and finished with higher than a 3.0 gpa, and got A’s in three of my classes and B’s in the other two. There is no greater moment than seeing all my hard work and determination pay off. I have come to the realization that your future is what matters most. Yours dreams and your aspirations cannot be achieved through any way but your own efforts, and your own hard work…and it’s the most rewarding thing in the world. Day 15 of 365 It’s hard for me to believe that another year has passed and here I am two weeks into another 365 day adventure. This year has definitely been one for the books. It’s been full of heartbreak, full laughter, full of friendships gained and friendships lost. It’s been a year of so many memories made and lessons learned. These points of time throughout the year are always moments of reflection for me. I look back on all the things I’ve lost and gained and all the things that I’ve learned up until this point. I started this blog with the intent to share these reflections with all of you, but that would require me to focus on the past and my greatest goal of this year is to keep my eyes on the future. So instead of telling you everything I learned last year, I’m going to share with you the major lessons I learned and plan to build on, and all the things that I wish to accomplish over the next 365 days. Over the last year I have learned: That sometimes you lose sight of who you are and who exactly it is that you want to be, and that’s okay; because it is often in these moments where the darkness overshadows that you discover your light and fight to become a better, stronger version of yourself. This year I plan to become a better, stronger, faster individual and to keep moving in the positive direction that I finished the year off with. That it’s not about having more friends than anyone else, it’s about having the truest most loyal people on your side because at the end of they day…those are the people that matter the most and these are the relationships that are worth the time and the energy you will put into them. This year I plan to surround myself with these types of people, and to rid my life of the toxicity that some people add to it. That if you’re determined enough and you persevere through all the things life puts in your way, your dreams can be achieved. Your future matters, and is always worth the sacrifices you might have to make in order to make your dreams come true. This year I plan to stay focused on what’s important and to continue working my ass off to make sure that my dreams are achieved..because when I have nothing else I always have the product of my determination. That it’s okay to stand up for yourself. And it’s okay to cut out the toxic people from your life, and it’s okay that sometimes it’s hard to walk away from them. One of the hardest lessons I had to learn this year was that loving someone is not always enough, and sometimes the people we love the most are the people we are heartbreakingly better off without. This year I plan to protect my heart, but without fear of opening it up to the people who truly wish to see it. The greatest lesson the last year taught me is that no matter what, at the end of the day…it’s always going to be okay.
With all of that being said, I remind you that while this is just the start to the year and it’s a time to start fresh and you have the next 365 days to do whatever you please with this chapter of your book of life, every day you are given is in fact another chance to achieve something great. It doesn’t have to be the start of a new year or a new month or a new week…every single day is a chance at something new, something great. I have made the promise to myself not to waste a single day this year thinking that I will have more time, because I never know when my time will run out… Things I Want To Accomplish This Year: 1. Go to a new restaurant every month 2. Forgive the people who have made me broken 3. Be more financially responsible 4. See the Blues make it past the first round of the playoffs 5. Be happy with my physical appearance 6. Become a stronger person mentally and physically 7. Take part in as many things as possible that push me and challenge me 8. Master the art of yoga 9. Visit at least 2 other hockey arena’s not in my state 10. Sharpen my creativity as often as possible 11. Buy glass seat tickets for a Blues game 12. Finish the 124 shot challenge 13. Do what makes me happy 14. Abs…even if they’re just baby ones 15. Learn to love running and then run a 5k..without stopping 16. Go on an adventure 17. Let someone in…all the way in 18. Spend an entire evening staring at the stars 19. Give my time more selflessly to something I am passionate about 20. Write more I’m not quite sure what this year is going to bring. Probably more laughs to add some life to my year, probably more tears to remind me that I am still alive, probably more memories that I will hold close to my heart. But whatever it may bring, I’m ready to face it. I’m ready to conquer it. I’m ready to spend the next 365 days making the most of each one of those days that I am given. I am ready…for anything.