Birthdays have always been a time of reflection for me, I think it is important to look back on the past year(s) and think about where you were, where you are now and where you would like to be. It enables me to see how I have grown, what I need to work on and allows me to refocus on my goals.
As I enter my 29th year and think about where I was last year at this time, I find it interesting how much I thought I knew where my life was going and how hard I was holding onto that idea in my head no matter the cost to my own happiness or to those around me and how unhealthy that was. I was in a pretty dark head space but I am so thankful for it because I've learned how important it is to be vulnerable and honest with myself and also with the people I have in my life. It also showed me how much I have to be grateful for and I continue to exercise that everyday.
This year has been very transitional and there have been a lot of changes..I moved back to Edmonton, had a career shift, became single, opened myself up to dating and have met some great (and some terrible) people, experimented with some new things, and shifted the focus on my blog to something that last year, I had no idea would become such a passion project. As much as things have changed though, there are still some constants in my life; my friends and family continue to be huge source of comfort and support and without whom I would be lost. I have said it before but will say it again, I am so lucky to have such a great group of people in my life, some who I see daily and others who I do not need to see all the time but when we do see each other I can be myself and know that they will always be there; I appreciate you all so much!
As far as going forward, this year I have gotten a far better grasp on some of the things I would like to accomplish and what I need in my life both professionally and personally. I am much more confident in what I want and where I am going and am looking forward to seeing where the next year takes me!
Finally, I would just briefly like to say thank you for reading my blog whether this is the first post you are reading or you have been here since day one, it means so much to me to get feedback in person or through social media and it is the greatest gift to have such amazing readers whether I know you in real life or not.
Cheers to another year in the books!