Happy New Year to everyone reading! 🎉 As we enter the new year I like to do a few things and I just thought I’d share it with everyone.
I go into this year with the utmost respect and appreciation for life. Not cursing at 2015 or calling it the worst year or even a bad year. Simply because I’ve learnt that this past year has been a year full of lessons, a year full of laughter and sadness, stress and pressure (big up UTech), and a year full of experiences. Like everyone else, I’ve gained and lost friends, I’ve shed some major tears (both good and bad), I’ve had my ups and downs and obstacles to go through. All in all, I want to share with you just how grateful I am for making it through this year and into 2016.
So this year, what did we do?
- We conquered yet another stressful semester
- We met some of the best people in the world and formed fabulous friendships
- We didn’t completely lose our shit
- We got closer to accomplishing our goals, and if you have already accomplished what you wanted to accomplish- GO YOU! ✊🏼
- We learned from our mistakes
I… WE got through all of the available seasons of our favourite series on Netflix (for the third time)
I can’t help but go into the new year with a bit of anxiety- already worrying about what this year will bring (typical me). But what do I like to do when entering a new year? Well, I hear all the time that the whole “new year thing” is “anti-climatic and fake”. Although I can see where that would be applicable, I genuinely enjoy reflecting on the past year and comparing everything that has happened, to my current situation. I look at the people I’m surrounded by and constantly give thanks that I’m still surrounded by them. Because of the amount of people who weren’t given the opportunity to see this new year, I can’t help but remember them, no matter what the issue, and remember that life is something to be celebrated. Despite the obstacle(s), we have got to give thanks.
So whether you finished 2015 with a glass of champagne or cup of ramen noodles in hand, I urge you guys to remember that we woke up all 365 days of 2015 healthy and blessed. 2016, is a new year, full of new chances, new opportunities, new challenges and new goals to be set and accomplished. We’re ready!