Goodbye 2017…Dear 2018

The clock turned midnight, and I was relieved to say goodbye to 2017. It was the year that changed so much, and in many ways, changed me alongside it. So, this is a post for the hopeful. The ones who dream too often, and believe that, no matter how difficult life may get, there will always be something to hold onto. A new goal. A new person. A new beginning.

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2017 was the year that I started to learn who I was, and what I wanted out of life. I socialised with more people, and I learnt that writing, no matter how much I loved it, was starting to affect the way I lived my life. So, I made some changes. I learnt to deal with my time better, and I decided to be spontaneous. I went on a holiday abroad with some friends, and city breaks with others. I cut my long hair, and I got my left ear pierced two more times. I signed up for a writing conference and I attended it alone. I bought books, and read books, and felt guilty that I hadn’t read enough. I turned 21 and I threw a party that would have once terrified me. I danced like no one was watching (after a few cocktails), and I decided to surround myself with the best kinds of people. I lived, and I learnt to be happy. 2017 wasn’t perfect, but no year ever is, and I’m okay with that.

Unlike the year that I started this blog, 2018 won’t be the start of a new chapter, it will be the beginning of a new book…

Dear 2018,

When I was younger, eight was my lucky number. I don’t know why I decided this, but there was no defying the facts, or my little superstitious mind, that it was more special than the rest. So, as I write to you, I hope you will bring me lots of luck. This is the year that I graduate, and in pursuit of my career, move away from home. It’s the year of fresh starts, and first impressions. It’s my time to step out of my comfort zone. If I fall, I’ll catch myself. If I get hurt, I’ll learn to heal. This is the year that I continue to grow. This is my year.

So, 2018…I don’t know what you have in store for me, but I can only hope that great days are ahead. Here’s to the future. Here’s to the goals that I will set, and break, and then set again. Here’s to the new places I will see, and the new people I will meet. Here’s to the scariest new beginning of all.

Until next time keep dreaming x

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