Thursday, 28 December 2017

End of year reflection (2017)

As the end of the year approaches us, we not only reflect on what happened in the year that's nearly over, but we also reflect on what we want for the new year.  My 2017 was filled with unexpected events.  I know we can never predict what the future holds, because as we all know, it's unpredictable.  However, sometimes we tend to have a certain idea of what our days, weeks, months and roughly how our year will go.  At the beginning of each year, I like choosing a theme. A word or a few words in which I focus on working that year.  When 2017 came, I couldn't find a word straight away. From January to March I kept trying to figure out what the word for 2017 would be, and then I settled for "Balance".

I strongly believe that balance is everything.  Anything in excess is bad for you, even if it is something good; without balance, nothing works. Balance is key. So that was my word for 2017. I tried to focus this year on my balance on everything. Although, I haven't succeeded in having balance in every single area of my life, I have acquired balance in a lot of things.  Ironically, as life is, my balance was mostly achieved by my lack of time. After I started college, I became very busy. Having little time for myself made me reflect on how my time was being spent. I started to manage my time more cleverly, and therefore creating a more positive and balanced lifestyle for myself.  With college, being as stressful as it can be; I just don't have the time to stress over the little things. I couldn't imagine that being a full-time student would bring me the balance that I so hoped for.   Life is funny that way, isn't it?! My word/theme for 2017 was Balance, and I feel like this year balance came along with: Hard-work, consistency, stillness, stability, opportunity and strength! However, strength is one word that is always there. Because every year that we are here, and still fighting for better things for ourselves, we are being strong. 

So, what's my theme for 2018? My theme and words for 2018 are: BOLDNESS. FEARLESS. AUDACITY. Because life has finally been kind to me.  I am free to be myself.  And with that I want to do everything that I possibly can and a bit more. Some of those things might not even seem like a big deal to you, but it is for me.  I want to get out of my comfort zone, I want to go on adventures that I never had, meet new people, try new things, continue working on my projects and ideas, but mostly; Do all the things I want to do, but I am scared to do.  For me, 2017 was my beginning, my fresh start. 2018 will be the year when my dreams turn into memories.

And some of those dreams, already came true:


  1. Lovely reflection!
    I cannot wait to meet you in 2018 and to help you live your dreams <3

  2. Thank you so much lieverd!! ♥♥♥ You don't know how much your comment makes me happy. 2018 is already starting the year off amazingly because I am getting to see my best friend ♥