The beginning of each year usually brings about declarations of ‘change’ and various ways in which people intend to make the year ahead different from the last. Promising stuff.

 

‘New Year, New Me’. A phrase you must have heard countless times.

 

I’ve seen a myriad of tweets and captions that quite literally state how crap 2016 was, which is true in a lot of ways.

Hashtag Harambe,

Hashtag Brexit,

Hashtag Donald Trump

Etc.

 

All external things that do not directly affect me, but sad and upsetting nonetheless. Two Thousand and Sixteen had it’s ups and downs, (like every other year) but more ups than downs for me. I travelled to beautiful cities that I had never been to before, (one of them being eleven hours away, so I’m super grateful for journey mercies.) I made new friends, I saw my beautiful cousin get married and I made a big career decision that will come to fruition this year.

Here’s hoping and praying.

 

I believe that 2017 is the year that I will push boundaries and inspire emotion through all that I do. It’s definitely not a case of ‘new year, new me’, because in all honesty, I love who I’m becoming, but that being said, there’s something about this year that feels promising. I strongly believe that it is going to be a year of further achievements, success and unwavering blessings. A quote that comes to mind when I’m feeling down or dishevelled is ‘The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.”

 

I pray that you have all had an exceptional start to the New Year and if you haven’t, remember that each day is actually a new beginning. If you are blessed enough to open your eyes every morning, then you are winning at life.

 

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