I've always loved celebrating the new year. It's a fresh start, a new beginning, and a new number! I know that you can have a fresh start at any time, but something about a new year motivates me more to start fresh. I also have a good feeling about this year because odd numbers appeal to me, that's why my favorite number is 27. It's really random because my birthday is actually on the 7th, not 27th, but I like that you can write the number 2 and the number 7 different ways. And the fact that this year has both numbers just makes it that much better.
2016 has been a year of lessons and eye openings. I, honestly, went into 2016 dreading it. I had this feeling that it would not be a good year. It turned out to be a year of learning. I learned who was really there for me and who wasn't. I learned that God's timing is absolutely perfect. I learned that there are reasons behind each lesson. For that, I thank you, God.
For 2017, I am making promises. Promises to myself, to better myself.
I promise to love myself.
As I've been getting older, I've realized how much I love being by myself. I do interact and socialize every once in a while but I am such a homebody that I just simply love being at home. I can't help it but it makes me so happy. The more time I spend alone, the more I've learned to love myself. In 2017, I promise to love myself even more and pursue what makes me happy.
I promise to take every opportunity.
If there's anything I've learned these past couple of years, it's that opportunities will come and go but the biggest regrets can be made when I say "no". One great example was at work, I was given the option to do health insurance claims training and I said I didn't feel comfortable and since I was so new, I said no. I regret that. Well, in 2017, I promise to take every opportunity that comes my way.
I promise to go outside my comfort zone.
Since I love being alone so much, I have developed a comfort zone, AKA my home. Many times I've been asked to hang out or go on adventures and I've turned them down because I wanted to be at home. In 2017, I will say yes to new adventures and step outside my comfort zone.
I promise to learn and grow.
I have recently started school for my Masters degree in Healthcare Administration. Not only will I promise to grow in school, but also as a person. I believe myself to be a life-long learner and throughout life, we are constantly learning. I will use the lessons learned in 2016, to better myself in 2017. In 2017, I promise to learn from others and continue to grow.
I promise to forgive.
This is a very difficult one for me because when I lose trust, I find it very hard to forgive. There have been many people who have wronged me in my life and I've learned to cut them off and never forgive them. I can't forgive everyone, but in 2017, I promise to try to forgive those who need forgiveness the most.
With these promises, I hope to live a healthy life. I hope to look back and say I've become a better person. I hope to learn many lessons and have many blessings. Hey 2017, I'm excited for you! I have a great feeling about you.