What a year this has been. Lately I have been seeing friends recap their 2018 on their social media platforms and it makes me incredibly happy to see their year. There is not one part of me that wants to recap my year but, seeing the joy of others I am grateful for.
This year was probably one of the worst years of my life. I experienced heartbreak on several levels, my family went through several trials, thieves found their way into my car twice in 24 hours, my uncle had a scary heart attack, and that is just breaking the surface.
2018 was supposed to be one of the best years ever. I turned 23, I graduated from an amazing school, and I made my dog an awesome instagram account. The funny thing is, when my diploma actually arrived, the lack of joy that was with it shocked me. So, that got me thinking about some things. The year I had, ruined one of the most joyful times I should have had and I am okay with that.
That moment made me realize all the things I have gotten through this year and am still getting through. I got through the pain of loosing my best friend(Maci), I am getting through the horrendous process of job searching. My grandmother survived after two strokes and STILL made it to my graduation. I came through with high hopes of the future when my life got turned around overnight. I am okay.
This may have been my worst year yet but I learned that absolutely nothing can take me down. My heart can break as many times as it has and I will still find the power to care. My family is strong and powerful and without this year I don’t think any of us would have really understood just how strong and powerful.
So thank you 2018 for wrecking me over and over again. I still made it out on top with a heart of gold.
“And for that, I say…thank u, next.”