2016 was actually a really good year for me; the best in years.
It wasn’t perfect. My life still isn’t where I want it to be. But I’m content with where I am right now.
I accomplished so much in 2016 and met some amazing people.
One of my biggest accomplishments was graduating from the Journalism program at my local college with honours.
I still don’t have a job but I’m in no rush to get one. With my free time, I am doing more for this blog than ever before. I am just finishing a 20-page e-book free for anyone who subscribes to my email list. I am learning more and more about the blogging industry everyday. I have many blogging and advocacy plans in store for 2017.
I ended a few friendships as I don’t want to waste my time and energy on negative, careless people. But none of that really matters. It just makes more room for the friends that are still here. I also met some wonderful people this past year who are now a part of my life.
For the most part, my medication and my friends have kept me not only sane, but actually full of hope and strength. There wasn’t a time in 2016 where I had serious psychotic episode or anything dramatic happen, and I am so happy and proud of that. Obviously, there was a few bad days here and there but I kicked their asses!
A few months ago, I started going to community church. Despite coming from a religious family, I don’t consider myself a religious person. At all. I just believe in karma and have faith in people. When my friend suggested me to go I was so close minded. But after watching a service online a few months later, I was hooked and became more openminded. I loved the sense of community and acceptance. You don’t have to believe in god to go to this church. Every service has music and motivational speeches/stories, and it’s fun! It gives me something to look forward to every week.
Carly, Shelley, Angel – Thank you for all the fun times we shared and helping me through the bad days. Thank you for making my life feel like it’s worth living. Thank you for all that you did, and continue to do for me. It was an amazing year, mostly because I had you guys there by my side. I hope you realize the difference each of you have made in my life. Looking forward to more fun times this year. Love you guys! xoxo
Thank you for everyone else who supported me and loved me in 2016. You guys are amazing.
Stay strong <3