It has been since October since I existed on my blog, but I am okay with that because this year has been a prime example of a hurricane in my family and even in my own personal life. After I did my very first blog series and I got so much feedback on it, I loved it and I did truly meant everything I said in that series, but I honestly think I was prepping myself for my own experiences as I was writing that blog series. I have been through the most challenging year of my life yet and I have had to jump so many hurdles. With that being said, I do know that I have so much to be thankful for and I am beyond blessed and I may sound like I am complaining, but my intentions are not to whine and complain about my petty problems, my intentions are to share my story, share how my year has gone and to help others.
This year I have gained blessings, gained burdens, threw away those burdens, gained blessings in disguises that I didn’t notice happened, I have been through the most stressful semester I have ever been through in school, I have also had to throw my life up in the air all because of something that I was born with and was never caught early on. I have busted my butt to achieve goals and I watched it move like a turtle. To put it more simply, this year was a whirlwind!
When we started the process with finding the issue with my hip last January, we never expected to be in this position like we are today. I maybe expected to have to do a few months of physical therapy and just regular check ups with a hip specialist or chiropractor. I absolutely never expected to be facing an extensive surgery and more PT!
The one thing that I am ready for 2018 to bring on is attending college to educate myself further in Photography. I can not wait! I am really hoping that once high school is over and I begin college I will have more time to work on my photography and blogging, as that is my dream career path.
This year I was really disappointed in myself because I did not manage to keep my blog going, but that also was a side effect of living in the physical therapist office and doctors offices and having one heck of a semester in school. I am proud of the business advances I had the opportunity to make this year. I made a really great mentor and friend through my blog and we still keep in touch through social media! (Thanks Caitlyn for everything and the best of luck to you on your new business journey!!) I hope that this year will bring me some new and exciting business advances and opportunities!
2018 will be a new year filled with ups and downs, with growth, with blessings, with new relationships, with a whole new rollercoaster of adventures! Bring it on 2018, I’m waiting for you!
I want to finish this post off by saying a major THANK YOU to everyone who has read, commented, emailed, messaged, and all of the love and support! You have made this journey possible for me to embark on and I hope that you will continue to give me that support as I embark on the next journey of 2018!