It’s the start of a new year and ironically, it’s taken me three days to actually sit down and spend some time writing down what I want to achieve for the 365(2) days that lie ahead.
2015 was a weird one for me. I had an eerie feeling at the start that it wasn’t going to be very monumental, that it would somewhat be an in-between year and to some degree, it was.
I didn’t know what I wanted to achieve, I had no goals, no direction, I didn’t know where my life was heading, I had no idea what I wanted to do career-wise, and my mind and body was all over the place.
In actual fact I look back and realize that it was an in fact, an exceptionally monumental year for myself. I grew so much as an individual in the space of 12 months that I think I have my whole life.
Not only did I find a career I love but I grew into a woman who I’m proud as heck to be. For the first time in nearly seven years I opened myself up to other people and let myself be seen for who I truly am. I let others in romantically and let myself feel emotions I thought I had permanently shut off. Granted, I was hurt in the process but that didn’t stop me from moving forward and moving on to bigger and better things.
I learned about my body, my mind, my capabilities and what I deem as important. I made sure that every single day I stayed true to my values and acted towards others the way I want to be treated, regardless of how they acted towards me.
Furthermore, I moved to a completely new city and country where I knew no one to start a new life for myself. I made friends, got out of my comfort zone and am living a life I am genuinely happy with. Something I don’t think many people will ever be able to do.
So yeah, looking back I may not have cured cancer or made a million dollars, but every single day I was bettering myself, mentally and physically to become the person that I am today – and that person is about to achieve some bloody exceptional things.
I think it’s important to not get too hung up on the bigger goals and remember that sometimes, it’s the small consistent changes that you implement daily that amount to something colossal.
So here’s to the start of a new chapter. One I can assure you will be filled of positivity, health, smashing goals and new experiences.