Waddup Savi Crew!
As we experience the last few minutes of 2018 (or hours depending on which time zone you’re in when you’re reading this), I thought it’d be fun to reflect on the past year and write about the lessons I’ve learned. And, since I’m all about the GIF life, why not have a GIF to encapsulate those different lessons?
Now, confession time, I don’t really like New Year’s—never have—I always feel sad for the outgoing year and anxious about the incoming year. Don’t even get me started with that Auld Lang Syne song either. While my family members clink their wine glasses together and toast to the new year amid loud fireworks in the distant sky, I’m off in some corner praying that this year will be better than the last. But it will be nephew’s first New Year’s so that’s something to look forward to, I guess. Okay, so what have I learned in 2018? I’m so glad you asked!
Lesson #1: I am not perfect. Mistakes will be made. Move on.
I am a perfectionist which, added to that, a control freak is a lethal combination. This year I learned that it’s okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them. It’s one of the best things about being human.
Lesson #2: God is always on time. Let go of the worry. Trust him.
Perhaps an extension of control issues, I find it difficult to just trust that God has a plan for my life and that plan is in motion. I might have a plan and a certain time frame to achieve things but that’s not how God works.
Lesson #3: Negativity is a slippery slope. So is complaining. Think positive.
I’m a naturally bubbly and positive person. But I’ve noticed that lately I’ve been leaning towards the dark side, so to speak. The negative side. So I’ve started hitting the reset button this year. And next year. Wish me luck.
Lesson #4: No one can steal my blessing. Because they’re mine. Surrender all.
This year I got a new job — a remote job — after 20 years in an office environment and 3 years of unemployment. A dream come true which lets me write novels, travel the world and spend time with my beloved nephew.
Lesson #5: Life will get better. It always gets better. Period.
2018 was a mixed bag of ups and downs — mostly ups — but I get the feeling that 2019 will be a great year. And even if it isn’t, life is always worth living and enjoying. I look forward to seeing what comes next.
Be sure to tune in next week, where I will writing about my resolutions and goals for 2019. Anyways, I’m rambling again which means it’s time to sign off… Toodles for now. And remember, no matter where you live, take a little time to enjoy the island life! Happy Writing!