2016. What a year. I don’t think i have ever felt more exhausted by a year since this one came around. News wise, we can all agree that this year has been the most eventful one with nothing much working out the way was meant to and many of us were left worrying about the future of the human race. However, it has not been all bad.
One of my goals for last year was to do more with this blog. I had ummed and aahed about doing something more with my spare time. Blogging and creating YouTube videos exposed a part of me that made me feel rather uneasy. I felt that sharing something so personal to me as my adventures and my passions made me vulnerable. I was afraid that people would judge me or think i was ridiculous. It just shows that no matter how old we get, our insecurities continue to stay with us. However, the reception that i have received from my readers/ viewers and the connections i have made in the blogging community meant that it started to feel completely natural. I eased into it and here i am a year on, planning for what i want to create for next year.
This year has also been a year of loss for me. I lost a dear friend this year due to tragic circumstances and it really made me re-evaluate my life and what i want to do and who i want to be. I had taken it for advantage that i have such a huge family and friends circle but i have started to appreciate it more this year. I have made a real effort to stay in touch with people in my life and actually spend time with them.
I vowed to travel more this year and i have done so. I went to New York twice this year, visited Rome again and visited Iceland. I never thought i would like being in Iceland but in fact, i loved it. It was a real adventure and i am thankful to my hubby for pushing me to do it and pursue it.
I just want to say that no matter what 2017 brings, we have all come out of 2016 stronger in some way. I have learnt to be thankful this year for all the people in my life who have come and those who are yet to come. I look forward to the new challenges and will continue to work hard to make this blog something that i am proud of in years to come.
Sending you all love and light,