Hey guys! Welcome back. I hope you are having a great week. Blogmas is in full swing and I hope you are enjoying all of the content so far. Today I wanted to share with you something that has been on my heart and mind a lot lately. And 2019 comes to a close and I start looking toward next year, I have been reflecting quite a bit on this past year that I have had. And I wanted to share something that I noticed with you. I will be doing a formal reflection and sharing everything with you more at the end of the month, but today I wanted to share just a small part with you.
This year I did a lot of things that scared me. I was afraid more this year than I ever have been before. I pushed the boundaries of my comfort zone and allowed myself to just live. It was really scary and honestly, it wasn’t always fun. However, I think it really allowed me to grow. This year really was a year of getting over fears. I allowed myself to live and I would not be confined by the things I was not too afraid to do. I didn’t let fear keep me from trying things or getting what I wanted.
Yes, I made some mistakes. Yes, I had to let people go. Yes, it was a really hard year. But I truly believe in my heart that it was all worth it. I believe that it all happened for a reason. It really allowed me to grow and learn about myself. I learned what is really important to me and what I want out of life. I learned who I want in my life and who I need to let go. And these are scary things. It’s not always easy to come to terms with the fact that just because something is comfortable doesn’t mean it’s not bad for you.
I really took the time this year to push myself forward. I did the scary things. I did some things that were a little risky. But the point is, I didn’t settle. I kept going. I didn’t allow things to stay in my life if I didn’t see the value. I didn’t give in to someone or something just because letting them go would make me a little uncomfortable. I took many risks and made many choices that other people sometimes did not agree with. But the truth is, it all had to happen. Because I don’t want to look back and realize that I let people stay when they didn’t deserve to stay. I didn’t want to look back and wish I had done something I was too afraid to do.
I want to be able to look back and be proud of all the things I did and all the things I tried, even if they didn’t work out the way I wanted them to. It’s not always easy, but I do believe that in the end it’s all worth it. If you follow your heart and do what you think is best, you will grow and you will learn. Take chances and believe in yourself. Because if you don’t, no one else will either. Do it for you, not for anyone else. Keep moving forward and let yourself live.
2019 was a messy year, but it needed to happen. 2019 was a year of getting over fears for me. I am thankful for all the chances I took and all the times I did what I knew I needed to do. It took a lot and it was really scary, but now looking back, I am so glad I did it. And I challenge you, if you haven’t yet, make next year your year of getting over your fears. Do the things that scare you (unless it puts you in any danger). Let go of the people who hurt you and treat you badly. Take chances on yourself and chase your dreams. You will thank yourself later.
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