Where do I began? Should I tell all the crazy ball-head stories or let everyone assume that 2017 was all daffodils and roses.

2017 was a year filled with so many surprises for me. From falling in love with my #BFF to starting a new career.

However, It didn’t start out this way. Most of the year was a mental roller-coaster and I faced many ups and downs.

I overcame unemployment. Things were literally falling apart. Constant lateness on bills, nearing bankruptcy, and facing foreclosure. To top, I had no money saved for a rainy day.

Going into 2018 gives me a lot to think about in terms of what needs change. The biggest lesson learned was when you fall down get up and get up quickly. Don’t wallow in self-pity or denial.

And that’s what I did, I feverishly looked for a new job. I listened to motivational CDs and went to church more.

2017 was a year of growth. It was a test of my faith and spiritual will. I even managed to kick a few bad habits.

By mid-year of my 2017 journey, things were turning around. I began to see myself as a inspiration for others.

I was reminded of one of my favorite sayings, “Tough times don’t last tough people do.”

I learned to not try so hard. Let others come to you before you go to them. Actually, I think that may have been the biggest lesson of all. I made some new friends and kept old promises.

2017 was a decent year. Perhaps not the best, but decent. I survived and I am looking forward to what’s in-store for the new year.

In 2018, I’m living a life of few expectations and no regrets. Happy New Years everybody, stay warm and be safe.


Author: Hannah


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