As 2016 comes to a close, I have recognized how many ways I am blessed and successful.
1 - I am in the best shape of my life so far - I can run harder and for longer than ever before. I also went the entire year without a surgery!
2 - I have the ability to chase my music dreams and work on my voice every day. I even wrote songs and performed an original for a live audience - twice! I also have a job/career currently that I LOVE and am good at doing.
3 - I have an awesome place to myself and am loving living on my own and experiencing "adulthood."
4 - I went to Europe this year and have the ability to travel and see the world, plus see the people I love around the world.
5 - I read some incredible books, wrote some fun songs, created new friendships, and grew as a person. I really am learning to accept ALL part of myself and love who I am becoming.
6 - I increased my spirituality and embraced what and how I worship and believe in my Savior... and I became okay with believing in my own way.
There was also hardships and lots of learning to be on my own. I'm understanding how I struggle being alone, and yet need that time in moments. I've come to embrace it, and know I need to go even further with that skill. Life changed for the better in so many ways, and yet, has been emotionally hard with those changes. As the highly emotional individual I am, change is SO good for me, and yet very hard for me. It's a love/hate relationship...
As I dive into 2017, I have goals and ambitions that I didn't set for the new year, but have already been working on. I'm just excited to see the change point from where I'm at in the year's time.
1 - I want to be in the best shape of my life- again! Just further in my goals. I want a lower body fat percentage and I want to be even more comfortable in my own skin. I want for of the physical look I desire. I also want to run faster and play sports with more coordination and quick-thinking skills.
2 - I want to keep improving my voice, and I want to DO something with it. I want to create an EP album and audition for shows. I want to use my talent fully and grow in recognition for doing so. I want to perform all over and increase those opportunities. I want to learn how to market and brand myself as a professional.
3 - I want to go to San Francisco. Never been, and I want to check it off my list.
4 - I want to grow in my social sphere and meet some other people I can connect with and form new relationships, while I strengthen the old ones. I want to be a better friend by being honest with myself and others. I want to not put expectations on others and not wait on anyone else to make decisions.
5 - I want all my "wants" to be "WILLS," and they will be. :)
I love the New Year just because it's a visual reset... just remember, every day is that reset. Every day is a clean start and a new beginning. :)