I leave behind the year I ended a long term relationship, took the first but important steps towards treating my mental health issues, started volunteering at an institution for mental health, continued incorporating yoga into my life, went on my first overseas trip alone, made new friends, strengthened old friendships, developed new hopes and dreams, and above all else, I survived.
I survived 2017 and became a much stronger woman for it. I loved, lost, and lived.
I enter 2018 wide-eyed and hopeful. I enter 2018 hoping for more tranquility and joy, and for more strength when the tough times inevitably arrive at my doorstep.
My wishes for anyone and everyone, including you who read this, are the same. I hope the new year brings you tranquility and joy, and the strength to face the tough times when they inevitably come to greet you.