So much has happened with me in the last year, that the very idea of writing an end-of-the-year post seemed exhausting. But it was really bothering me, so I had to write something after all (kindly ignore the fact that it is more than a week into the new year).
2016 was a crazy year, in a good and a bad way. If you’ve been reading since before (hello!), you would know that I moved to a different continent and began the arduous journey of getting a ‘Dr.’ in front of my name. So I’m going to let the obvious go unmentioned, and just say that even though its a new year, I’ve done so much changing in the last part of the previous year, that I feel like I’m already the “new me” everyone’s eager to be.
But there are some things that, like always, bear mentioning and reminding (because we seem to somehow forget things as simple as these)…
…be kind; everyone you meet is fighting some battle, no matter how prickly/arrogant/self-absorbed they seem
…understand the power of your words and how they might affect someone
…try and be good to yourself; you are worthy and you matter and you are unique, however much someone else may try to tell you different
…use your talents to create beauty, love, and wonderful things, because there is space for so much more of that in the world
Happy New Year, all. Hope you have a great new ride around the sun.