I hear everyone saying that 2016 was the worst. Coincidentally, it was a tough year for me and it was not just because of the elections. However, the elections was some pretty disgusting icing on a cake straight out of the Trunchbull’s oven (read the book Matilda). This year was full of moves, new jobs, dealing with some painful family issues and relationship trouble. I was in the thick of it for about six months and I never want to be there again. But I know really important lessons come from pain and I need to look at 2016 as a teacher.
So what did I learn?
- I do not have control over a lot of things. Like all external things. It is not my responsibility to fix everything and it’s okay. Focus on me and my inner calm.
- Connecting with friends is so important for my own mental health.
- Writing and journaling are my healers.
- Worrying did not help any.
- Kind people are the best!
- Doing something different, something new, will help you.
- Plan more next time when a transition is heading your way. You need it and deserve it.
- Give yourself the time to transition and rest.
- Sister are angels.
What did I accomplish?
- I moved closer to family and I see my sisters more often
- I journal more
- I read more books
- I am earning the highest income ever and saving roughly 50% of my income.
- I found a job with coworkers I like
- I started a blog with my sisters
- I have a new and lovely home.
What do I want for 2017? I am still designing my master plan for this year but I am really excited and optimistic and unicorns and rainbows are involved. Yes, that excited.