1st of January 2018

What a year that was! I still haven’t had the time to reflect on the year.
I need a week to sit and marvel in the journeys I’ve had and things I’ve done.
I will get to it soon.. hopefully.. and I plan to be writing a lot more this year.
I’m grateful to have spent another year dipping my toes into the many oceans across the globe.
Conversing with people of all cultures and backgrounds.
Surrounding myself with people who ride the same wave.
Acknowledging the power of self love and what you can accomplish when you believe in yourself.
Everything that has happened this past year, I am thankful for.
It has brought me to where I need to be, right now.
SO many highs, and few lows.
Like every year; we never sail perfectly smooth, its how we deal with the bumps that determine our outcome.
What I have learnt this year is that with every knock down you can either stay bitter or get better. It is that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it tear you down.
The choice does not belong to fate it belongs to you.

A piece of advice for 2018, whether you choose to use it or not;
Always be the best person you can be.
Be kind even when you’re tired.
Be understanding even when you’re angry.
Do more than you’re asked, and don’t ask for anything in return.
Don’t silently expect anything either.
Listen when someone talks, and really listen too, stop just thinking of how you’ll reply.
Tell people that you love them and that you appreciate them.
Go out of your way to do things for people.
Be the greatest person you can possibly be and when you mess up, make up for it in the next moment or minute or day.
One thing you should never do?
Never spend your time trying to prove to anybody that you’re great, your actions will speak for themselves and we only have limited time on this earth, don’t waste it.
If somebody doesn’t see your light, don’t worry. Like moths, good people are attracted to flame and light, and they will come.

Here’s to TWENTY EIGHTEEN and all the exciting things to come!

x .j

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