“The best is yet to come” – Frank Sinatra
Happy New Year’s Eve everyone!!! 2017 was a year full of adventures, shopping (lots of it), friendship, love, heartbreak, and so much more. I learned so much about myself this year.
From January until May I lived in New York, and it was the greatest adventure of my life (so far). I traveled to Charleston, South Carolina in February and fell in love with the city. I’m already dreaming about my next trip back, and hope I get to spend a lot more time there someday. In the springtime I enjoyed NYC and also traveled to The Bahamas where I celebrated my 19th birthday. Summer was spent with friends & family, as well as a little bit of traveling here and there. I went back to New York for NYFW in September and had the greatest time – I miss New York so much and can’t wait to return sometime throughout this upcoming year.
“People are going to leave even if they promised that they wouldn’t. Please remember that it’s not your fault.”
December was a tough month for me. I’m not going to get into any details, but I did lose someone very close to me and all of the independence I thought I had seemed to have disappeared. I felt empty, unloved, unworthy, sad, angry, betrayed, and every other possible emotion. In 2018 I’m focusing on my worth in God rather than what other’s think of me. I’m not relying on others to determine my own happiness and self-love, but rather on myself and on God.
“This year came with a lot of heartbreak + tough lessons to learn, but 2018 will be full of people who draw me closer to the Lord. Life is too shirt to be chasing people who voluntarily walked out of my life. Surround yourself with those who bring out your best self” –Twitter.
I’m eager to see what 2018 holds…and I’m hoping and praying that it involves lots of plane rides and new adventures. Stay tuned for my “2018 Goals” post which will be uploaded tomorrow, on January 1st.
Thank you so much for reading & thank you for the memories, 2017 (although I truly can’t wait for you to be in the past).