Another year is coming to an end. Like many others, I usually spend the last few days of the closing year with reflection of major moments in my life. What an amazing transformation we have all gone through. 2015 feels as if it was densely packed with life lessons and life-changing experiences. I personally feel as though I have grown more in this year than I have in the previous three years combined! Looking back at what has transpired this year honestly amazes me. Boy, how so much change can happen in such an ordinary amount of time!
Usually when I reflect on the year in hopes of making a "New Year's Resolution" I tend to find two or three moments in the year that stick out as major life-changers. Sometimes I call them path-changers. This year has been so full of these moments that I cannot make any moment become the main reason for my growth!
Starting all the way back in January (which seems like eons ago) I can already recall countless moments where I have grown. I started the year in Melbourne, Australia visiting my best friend in the entire world. Move on to February, I rekindled my passion in writing and struggled with finding my path in University. March I started this blog! April was amazing in general, no moment can stand out. In May I turned 24 and wrote a blog post on getting older and the difficulty of dealing with single-adult stigmas- in fact, I often think about this post. June was spent abroad in the UK. I cannot even begin to describe the amount of personal growth I have gone through at the time. It felt like a dream and I always joke to my sister that I left my heart in London. I often think that it's true. July was kicked off with a few new friends from Australia in a Vegas trip that I'll never forget!
August came around and University started again. My niece was born and I haven't loved a baby more in my life! She turns any bad day into the best day. I love her more than mere words will describe. Since that time I've moved out on my own with my best friend. I've finished the second to last semester in my undergraduate career. I've made incredible bounds towards finding true and pure happiness in life. And I have realized that being an adult isn't as glamorous as movies make it. But it doesn't matter to me. I am thankful for every moment: the shitty ones and the extraordinary ones. Each moment has a unique impact on my life.
Looking to the future I hope I continue with my growing trend. There is a lot I know I still need to conquer. I want to travel alone. I want to write a book. I want to finish university. I want to be an amazing Aunt. I want to be healthy and happy. I want to create something that I am truly proud of. I have realized since the beginning of 2015 that I don't really care what people think anymore. And I shouldn't be sorry for the parts of me that people can't accept. If they can't then it's on them. That is not my problem anymore.
2016 has a lot of promising things in store. Now that I have properly looked at what I've done, shown my appreciation towards each growing moment, I am ready. I am excited and prepared to start a new year. Here's to hoping 2016 will be as impactful as this year has been!