As 2016 comes to a screeching hault and the new year begins to unfold, I wanted to take some time to reflect on whats happened over the last 365 days. The past week or so, I've seen some really funny memes on social media where people are classifying this last year as an "ugly" person or bad hair day and having high hopes for the new year. Although I too am excited to begin a whole new year, I have to say that 2016 wasn't too shabby.
Over the last 365 days, I really transformed from a shy, sheltered girl into a bold, confident and determined woman. As part of this blog, I wanted to share with you, my year in review. This timeline is for everyone out there who's dreams don't break the ceiling, who's hopes are not high as the sky. I was the girl who sat in the corner, the girl who had no hope. Today, I am here not because of dumb luck but because people believed in me and most importantly, I believed in myself. Get up, get a pencil and a piece of paper and make your dreams happen, make a plan, and get it done.
Before we officially wave goodbye to the year 2016, I want to first thank everyone who has believed in me and helped me get to where I am today. First and foremost, I want to thank my mom, dad and sister for their continuous support every single day and for everything they have done to get me here. The traveling, the rearraging of schedules and the dedication to my dreams has been unreal, thank you fam!
I also want to thank Katherine Garrison; without you, I know I would never have been given the opportunities I have. You have instilled in me a confidence I would have never thought thinkable and I cannot thank you enough for that.
Finally, I want to thank all of my extended family and friends for the continuous support and following me along on this crazy but exciting journey! Every person who has reached out to me, congratulated me, followed my blogs, etc, has played a huge part in my successes and I thank each and every one of you.
I wish all of you a happy and blessed new year. I cannot wait to see what these next 365 days will hold. Always believe in yourself, set your dreams higher than you can see and make this year count!
Until next time