2016 was a tough…refreshing…and a rebirthing year for me. If you have been following my posts, you will know I had a very bad breakup at the beginning of the year. Looking back, it was not as bad as I thought. See, my ex and I dated in high school. He was the first guy I loved and I told him God brought us back for one or two reasons, and I was not sure which one it was at the moment. God knew I could not move forward and accept the man he had for me without letting go of my past relationship and hurt. My ex was my comfort zone and I never fully allowed myself to heal and let go of all of the hurt he caused me in the past. When he ended things, I had no choice to do so.
I faced all of my darkest demons this year and I will admit it was not a easy thing to do. Somethings I had tucked away and I refused to deal with them. However, God told me I had to forgive myself…I had to forgive the people that hurt me. There were days I wanted to throw in the towel and just lock myself in my apartment, but I did not. Instead, I pushed though. I pushed through all of the voices in my head telling me to quit. I pushed through all of the voices in my head telling me I would never be loved. I pushed through the voices that told me I would not publish another book and have them become the best seller. I pushed through all of the negative thoughts and I am happy I did.
2016 was a year for me to accept who I am as a woman, to close doors, to develop a stronger relationship with God, to embrace the woman I am becoming and to not apologize for anything. 2016 was a year for forgiveness and pushing through the challenges in life.
I have said goodbye to childhood friends and developed a strong appreciation for the people I have in my life. My new motto is, as long as I have God and I believe in my dreams, that is all of the support I need in my life. God has blessed me to have met and connect with some amazing people this year and I am truly blessed.
Despite all of the tears that were shed this year, I would not trade my journey for anything. I had to go through the ups and downs to get me to where I am now. I am excited for 2017 and I am excited to connect with you all!!!
Let me know how your 2016 went, whether good or bad!
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