What. A. Year.
It’s been something, hasn’t it? Full of ups and downs and twists and turns. I’m surprised my motion sickness didn’t kick in.
I know that 2016 being described in a positive light is still a sensitive subject, but I’m not ashamed to admit that 2016 was a spectacular year for me.
I traveled a bunch, saw some friends I haven’t seen in years, had lots of epiphanies, and figured some stuff out. On top of all that, a very important event occurred last year – well last month to be exact – I turned 26.
In the grand scheme of things it’s not a big deal, but while I was reflecting on the year and simultaneously laying out my goals for 2017, it dawned on me that I was officially leaving my early 20s. Now to me, that’s a big deal.
So naturally, I went from reflecting on a 12 month period to reflecting on a 25-year long timeline because why not.
After my five second deer in the headlights moment I calmed down and memories just started filling my head. I couldn’t help but feel joy and oddly enough, determination.
As excited as I am for the future and all that is yet to come, I want to remember and share some of the moments that have shaped me into the person I am today.
So as sort of an homage to the last 25 years of my life, I am starting a new blog series to share some experiences, some stories, some anecdotes, some photos, some art, and maybe even some advice.
I believe that our most powerful weapon is our voice, and there is no better way to use our voice than through stories.
I’m hoping that you find it entertaining but at the same time comforting because you never know if you and I have had a similar experience in something. And it’s always comforting to know that someone out there has felt the way you felt at one time or another.
This new series is called ‘The Power of ‘R’. Every month in 2017 will be themed by a new word starting with ‘R’. Yes, this is because my name starts with an R.
I’ve chosen these words because I can relate my life to them on some level whether it be positive or negative, they all just give a damn good life lesson.
Since I know you’re just sitting at the edge of your seat for more, I’ll let you know that January is going to be ‘Refocus’.
Nothing will be perfect and I’m still figuring out this whole blogging thing as I go but I am very excited to be starting this. If you do not follow me, I would do so now so you don’t miss a post ever because we wouldn’t want that.
I hope that your year has been going well so far and if it hasn’t don’t worry, one bad day should ruin the rest of your life.
Go get em’