REFLECTION // 2016
Today was the first day of the new year and I can't help but have a clouded mind. I can't stop thinking about everything that happened in 2016, both socially and with me personally. I've learned a lot and have become awakened in a lot of new aspects of my life. I fell in love, and not the kind of love I have ever been used to in my entire life. At the age of 23 I have gathered the fact that the things we go through take a toll on us even if we aren't aware of it. Not necessarily a bad toll but it effects us. Every single thing we decide to give our attention to will be recorded in memory. The people we meet, how they treat us, everything. With that said,I have experienced a lot of negative things thus-far, especially this year.
To elaborate on those "things" I will just say they have made me grow as a person in a lot of ways. Ways in which I am very grateful. I learned to value different things and to be more appreciative of what I have and who I have in my life. 2016 was filled with so many things I can't even put it into words. When I think about it I can never sum it up just one way. It was rehabilitating if you ask my heart and constructive in terms of the blog. But it was also devastating to live through the election that just took place as well as seeing every single black life that was taken for no reason at all. I've really questioned the people around me and my country as a whole this past year. This was totally scary to me because I had never imagined in a million years I would be so uncomfortable in my own country. I realized the importance of self solidarity and really standing for what you believe in. I marched and stood in protest for some of the first times in my life. I was liberated by my personal opinion and by the knowledge I had acquired all on my own.
2017 will hopefully be the start of something amazing, and I am sending you HAPPY vibes! Maybe we can think of a way to spread HAPPY together this year... Oh and for the record I am 100% not into new year new me because that is a joke, but I'm hopeful and ready for change.
We should all be looking into ways to make stuff happen this year. Whatever it is that you have always dreamt of doing, literally google it. Learn how to get there and do it. I decided that in the new year I want to work on my personal business, move into a space of my own and plan trips to places babe and I have never been. All while taking every picture I possibly can. The blog is my motivation and I will not stop as 2017 is about momentum. I am not entirely sure where that momentum will take me but I'm excited and kind of thrilled by not knowing. I am determined to stalk up on memories and happiness this year. I also want to write more and let you guys know about the important things happening around us. If this year has taught me anything it is that we must be informed and learning everyday. I hope I can help with that moving forward.
I just wanted to touch base as it is the first day of the new year. I hadn't written in a few days and I am really not trying to be like that in 2017. I also wanted to thank each and every one of you who follow me everyday on my social media and on the blog, you mean everything to me. I really appreciate you tuning in ❤️
Oh! And for those of you who read the post all the way to the end I have a little secret. Babe and I are preparing a channel on YouTube and will be debuting soon. So get excited because that is about to be LIT. 💕
The Beautiful Bostonian