Like most years, 2017 brought a mixture of both good and bad to my life. It was the year that I traveled to 3 new countries – one of which I had wanted to go to for as long as I can remember – and a year where I lost people in my life – death, sudden-onset-bitchiness (sob), ghosting. I always believe that each year brings us new lessons to learn and obstacles to face that allow us to keep growing and changing in ways that we would never imagine. Lessons that we take with us and hold onto forever.
We choose the people we let into our lives. And while we can’t always make them stay, we can make them leave if they’re influences are anything less than positive. I think sometimes we forget that. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in other people’s worlds or problems that we forget that we have the power to stop interacting with them, to stop caring, to stop stressing. We have a lot more power over our lives than we think we do.
As 2018 has already started on a positive note for me (see my last post on Single State of Mind and meeting Bachelorette alum Andi Dorfman), it is my intention to keep it that way. So, I’ve declared this year to be “The Year of Positivity.” Positive vibes only. No negativity. No drama.