Well first of all 2017 went so quickly I feel like I blinked & we’re about to walk into 2018! So crazy! I thought 2016 was great to me but 2017 was amazing. I mean we can start off with the obvious but I got MARRIED to my best friend so that’s awesome! That could be why I feel like I dont know where 2017 went, we spent it all planning a wedding. Wouldn’t have it any other way though. I think last year I learned so much about myself I really took that all into 2017. I still made some mistakes because I’m human & we all make mistakes, but I felt like I set some goals within myself that I feel I achieved this year. Silent goals.
For example, I wanted to be less selfish & learn to listen to other people’s problems without shrugging them off. I think I succeeded in that area lol, but at the same time failed. I kept my own problems inside. Bottled them up because I wanted to be the rock for people who needed me. Thankful for Taneshia this year, she really helped me see that I can’t just keep everything in & that she’s an amazing listener 🙌🏽 & she’ll literally text me all day & night if I need it.
Family was a huge one for me this year & some parts of this more personal than others but I gained & lost at the same time. Marrying Carlin meant gaining his family as my own & I’m so grateful for all of them. All amazing people & I really don’t think we could be more blessed with all of the love they surround us with. Although, I do feel like Aunt Ginger has been my Aunt Ginger forever lol. While I was gaining I lost some at the same time. Maybe using the word lost isn’t the best way to explain what I mean but just know I’m okay with it. I’m finally okay with it all & I think it’s a great place to be. I promise I’m an open book but when it comes to writing this out I’m not quite there yet but I’m always open to sharing. Keeping it short & simple I gained a great father in law 🙌🏽.
Still spent most of my time questioning my mom on any & everything imaginable. I don’t think you’ll ever NOT need your mom. I know I’ll always need mine. No matter how much she gets on my nerves & I get on hers lol. She really held me down this year. I’ve never watched someone work so hard to make sure they’re children have everything they want & also need no matter how old they are. That woman is amazing. I could write a post just about her but I’ll save it for another time. Just know mom, 2018 won’t change & I’ll still need to know if I can eat that lasagna from 3 nights ago without getting sick or what my social is or how long I have to boil an egg. You know the usual lol.
I think 2017 feels like a blur because I really just spent it living. Waking up early, drinking too much coffee, eating too much pizza, being a little too messy, drinking too much wine & laughing so hard my stomach hurt. Just living & being so happy my cheeks hurt most of the time from smiling. They actually hurt right now lol. Learning more about myself each day & actually being proud of myself. Learning it’s okay to pat yourself on the back & be proud of your own accomplishments. Learning a college degree doesn’t define you & I can be equally as successful. Doesn’t mean I won’t pursue one in 2018 though 🤷🏽♀️. Learning to love myself first because if I don’t do that how can I really love anyone else. I learned I’m a bit opinionated this year lol but I’m not ashamed we all have our faults okay 😂. I also learned that I’ll never be a consistent blogger & that’s totally fine because if I was it would be forced & then who would even care to read anything.
2017 was great & I know 2018 is going to be great I really have no complaints. Life is treating me well & I’m so grateful. If you read all of this thank you lol. I write these to share but also on this day it’s great to go back & read my thoughts on the previous year. I highly recommend doing it whether you blog or not. Even writing it in a notebook to look back on next year! This morning was awesome Carlin still sleeping so I just woke up brewed my coffee & reflected on this year. Great way to start out the new year.
I wish everyone a Happy New Year! & I hope 2018 brings amazing things into everyone’s life.❤️,Jasmine