This year, for some odd reason, I have not been feeling very festive! I began feeling festive around the time of Thanksgiving, but that's about as far as my spirit got. I still don't feel like Christmas has even happened yet. I'm not sure if maybe it's because there was no snow for the holidays this year, or maybe because I was away at school leading up to them that got me all goofed up. Either way, I cannot believe its already New Years Eve!
2015 was a fairly good year for me, and I hope it was the same, if not better for you. It holds some of the best memories I've ever made and some of the worst. But all-in-all it was definitely a year of change, growth and learning for me.
Many things changed in my life and I can't really categorize any of them under good or bad because like everything we go through, there are positives and negatives and lessons learned. Some of the lessons I learned this year are;
1. It's okay to say no.
2. It's okay to say yes.
3. It's okay to feel. In fact you must feel and address your problems rather than push them all away, or else they will build up and explode.
4. Things are going to come to an end but that's part of life.
5. New things will begin.
6. You will be okay.
One thing that really had an impact on me this year was my anxiety. It seems to have come to an all-time high in the past few months but I have been learning how to deal with it and accept help. After trying to ignore my anxiety for six years, it feels much nicer to finally face it and let it happen and find ways to fix it, rather than shove it under the rug and pretend its not eating me from the inside.
In 2015 I made many discoveries within myself and stepped out of my comfort zone in a lot of ways. In some ways its hard to say goodbye to 2015 and the memories and milestone-passings it holds, but I am proud of the things I have accomplished and am ready to step into 2016 with an open mind and to continue moving forward and making positive changes in my life and doing things to help myself be a happier, healthier me.
So, farewell 2015! It's been a pleasure.
Lots of Love,