It’s that time of year again! Do y’all ever feel that the last week of the year holds a lot of emotion? Thinking about the past year and the one just around the corner, I’m getting a bit overwhelmed.
2017 was definitely a rough one for the world. Personally, it was fantastic, awful, life-changing, upsetting, and enlightening. I lost a couple of loved ones, but I’ve also come into beautiful friendships. The beginning of the year was one of stability and comfort. That has slowly shifted as the countdown gets closer to a looming life change. Stressors, new experiences, and quite a bit of self-exploration is what I’ll be waving goodbye to in a few days.
As someone who fixates on the concept of time, I feel a storm brewing in my future. I know that between today and the end of June there’s going to be a major life change. I’m finishing my Master’s degree, my lease is up at the end of June, and I’m looking for a job. Living situations have been temporary for me every year since I started college in 2011. Let’s just say I’m VERY ready to settle down a bit.
There’s something hopeful and terrifying about a new year. As an eternal optimist, I look to 2018 as a year of positive change and new adventure. As a necessary realist, I see a lot of stress in my future. Either way I’m excited to take on what comes.
To end this slightly rambling post, I want to wish everyone a happy new year. I hope you experience adventures, grow in yourself, and remember to keep it super simple.