In the past year, you have grown more than you ever have and you’ve never been happier. Be grateful for your past struggles as they’ve made you the person you are now. Be proud of everything you’ve gone through and most importantly for the beautiful and strong woman you’ve become. It feels good to plan out your life when you believe everything will work out fine, but darling, living with expectations that you’ll encounter some rough patches makes hard times easier to deal with.
The truth is, there are going to be days when you won’t have the energy to get out of bed, days when you’ll want to give up…on love, job or life. Sometimes the struggle will become too much and you’ll want to let go; the thing is, you are not allowed to give up…hang on tight, just keep walking! Don’t be so hard on yourself; everything will make sense one day. Accept life for what it is. Be patient, take time to breath, look at things around you and take one step at a time.
It is okay to feel like you aren’t doing as well as you should be; go ahead and allow yourself to feel it. Okay, you’ve made a couple of mistakes along the way; admit them, move on and you’ll get it right next time! You can make mistakes and still be capable and talented. Welcome different opinions and challenging remarks from people; they will help you look at the world from a different point of view. Learn to appreciate people for who they are right now, not who they should be. Love, laugh, pray, take risks, have fun and cry without holding back…there is nothing to be ashamed of; accept reality as it is and always keep your head up and continue fighting.
Be aware of how you treat others, be kind, always try to offer help and when they push you away, try harder because you may not know the impact you have on their lives. However, keep in mind that not everyone is meant to stay in your life forever. People grow apart and sometimes there’s nothing anyone can do about it; thank the ones who are still in your life and fill the spaces of the ones who’ve left.
Learn to enjoy each moment without wondering if it’s your last. Learn to say NO without feeling guilty. Never let anyone get in the way of your goals; do not waste time on people who don’t believe in you or those that don’t inspire or encourage you. At the end of the day, all you’re guaranteed is yourself; be true to yourself and you’ll never go wrong. Above all, be brave!
Whenever you feel like you want to give up, when you’re at your lowest, remember where your help comes from; say a prayer for your restless heart, keep the faith and always thank God for everything. Things will work out; maybe not today but eventually. I won’t promise that 2018 will be great; I can only hope…Hang on to your hope for tomorrow is another day!