Well, I guess all good things must come to an end. This year has been amazing! Life is truly all about the journey, and not about how many bumps were in the road. How boring would my little existence be without the ups and downs, the good times and the bad? It is very easy judge people when you have never walked in their shoes. I don't envy anyone, and the only person I wanted to ever be was me. One of the biggest lessons that I learned this season was that you can't please everybody. All you can do is wake up, put one foot in front of the other, and walk toward your life. I own my life, and the only person that I answer to is God. I feel so blessed to have people that love me, and I find incredible strength from people that do not wish me well. I fall, I rise, I make mistakes, I live, I learn, I've been hurt, but I am alive. I'm human and I'm not perfect, but I'm thankful.
I am so thankful for:
First and foremost, God: I know that without you, nothing is possible. You have been with me through it all, and I have never questioned you. In the darkest hour I felt you quietly watching over me and in sunniest of times I knew you were smiling with me. You have given me such a blessed and highly favored life. The serenity prayer will forever be my go-to for strength. Thank you for always showing up.
My mother: For just being my mother. You have always been there to catch me when I fall. Thank you for letting me move to NYC at 18 years old to follow my dreams. Being a mother myself now, I don't know how you did it. I can't imagine how you must have worried about me. My biggest goal in life was to make you proud of me.