2016 was hard. Things went bad, people turned mean, hardships popped out of the ground, extended their arms with jazz hands, and spat “hello!” into my face.
I took to calling my year of 21 my Year Of Humility. My coming of age story, a journey through life and a dive-bomb straight into adulthood.
I’ve grown a lot.
Through everything, I discovered a true friendship that has proven itself to last through the test of time—someone who’s been there through breakups, mean girls, loss of my grandmother, failed exams, heartbreak, and everything else 2016 had to offer. For that, Amy, thank you.
I’ve no doubt. God has used every one of these circumstances to mold me into the girl He wants me to be. He took me to (what I thought) was my breaking point, and I was surprised to find I was strong and I could handle way more than even I could have imagined, because—with nowhere else to turn to—I found my strength in Him.
Goodbye, 2016. Hello, 2017.
I’m not going to lie. I look at 2017 and think, how can it possibly be worse than 2016?
(Dear 2017, that is not a challenge. I repeat. That is not a challenge. Please don’t try to be worse than 2016.)
But seriously. It can only be uphill from here!
My goals for 2017 are simple: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST. KILL OR BE KILLED. NEVER SAY DIE!! BE INSANELY SUCCESSFUL AND RUB IT IN THE FACE OF MY ADVERSARIES. ASSEMBLE A FLEET OF MINIONS FOR MY BECK AND CALL. ATTACK-ATTACK-ATTACK!!
In all seriousness, my goals are easy to write, but they will take a lot of work:
- Grow closer to God.
- Become a certified Medical Transcriptionist.
- Work full time.
- Make preparations to move out of my parents’ house (savings account, etc).
- Finish my 50,000-word YA thriller.
- Grow my blog audience to 1,000 views a month.
With everything, no matter how much work my blog is, I love it. I’m so grateful for the creative and therapeutic release it offers and I’m forever thankful to all of you who support it with your views and encourage me with your comments.
Now, it’s time to face 2017 head on.
You’ve got this. I’ve got this.
We’ve got this.
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