I can go on all year talking about how absolutely Britney Spears 2007 meltdown last year was, but I have come into 2017 with so much peace that has made me realize how much I actually needed 2016 to happen.
I spent an entire year stressing.
Stressing about things, people, scenarios that do not have any baring on my life.
Doing things that were not beneficial to me as an individual or my future.
To be quite honest, I don’t regret it. Yes it took up most of my time and took away from me focusing on my end goal, but it has in some way given me the opportunity to take a step back, inhale deeply, exhale slowly and relax.
Sometimes you need moments (or maybe a year) to kick you in the face and overall remind you who you are and who you set out to be and what you set out to achieve.
During my holiday, I took the time to reflect on the year that had passed. I came to the conclusion that in the process of trying to make 2016 one of the best years of my life, I was hurting myself in the process.
It was the trying, the pleasing, the pushing that did me no good
& im okay admitting that.
I am not ashamed to say that I know I played a major role in the outcome of my rather disastrous year, but that’s what life is about – live and learn right?
Despite it all, I am proud of the woman I am blossoming into.
I will always have insecurities and set backs will always occur, that is inevitable but just as the leaves fall, the wind blows – the beauty that lies within the mess.
“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad
To 2017 💫
Stay beautiful, stay blessed
-Amanda Klaas xx