This has probably been one of the worst years yet. Of course they were some amazing moments, but they were many moments this year that left me completely hopeless. A lot of bad decisions were made in 2016, not just by me but the people around me. At one point during the year, I felt like there was just conflict after conflict without any time in between to recuperate. I felt like I was constantly in a bad environment. I thought the people who cared about me were letting me down and I stopped caring about others and how they were feeling. I became more pessimistic than ever.
I especially stopped caring how I spend my money. Shopping used to make me feel so happy, but now I don’t feel anything more. No matter how many things I buy when it comes to times of hardship nothing will make the situation better, not even more lipstick. I gave up on saving money. Money was scarce this year, you think I would have saved it for important purchases but no, instead I spent my money on Caramel Macchiato’s and fashion magazines. I just hate the fact that a piece of paper determines so many factors in your life.
School during 2016 was absolutely a train wreck. I didn’t have the greatest professors, which made it difficult to find the will to go to school. I wasn’t the best student, I did not manage my time well and because of that, I couldn’t put as much effort into my work as I wanted to. During the school year, I learned that I am an extrovert, some have even told me that I am so “extra.” I know I can be obnoxious and overdramatic at times, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being extra.
By far the best moment of 2016 was the summer. I’m proud of the fact that I used my time wisely by focusing on creating better content for the blog. I learned how to use a DSL camera and am hoping to continue to enhance my skills with photography and Photoshop in 2017. I reached 100 followers on the blog and that may not be a lot to some people, but it is for me. I appreciate each and every single one of you that take the time to read my blog.
The greatest success of 2016 and really any year was the fact I was alive to live another year. Most importantly I was healthy. Without my health, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the good moment’s life has to offer. The new year is a reminder to everybody that they can improve who they are and the current state of their life. However, you can change at any moment. I always have daily goals, but I like to take the new year as a chance to reflect on my life. It was a difficult year, but it could have been worse. I’m thankful that I’m alive to be apart of 2017 and hopefully I’m alive to witness 2018. Onwards my sass queens.
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