Goodbye 2017…

You were a good year

Tonight I say goodbye to a year that I consider “my comeback year”.

Those who know me know that the past decade has been very trying for me. I have been through hell and back, but here I am now, able to say that it was all worth it because it made me into the person I am today. I can honestly say that I am finally comfortable in my own skin for the first time in my life and it is the best feeling in the world.

I took a gamble and fell in love again; even though it hasn't worked out as I had hoped it would, now I know that I’ll never settle for less than I deserve again.

I realized that depending on men for happiness was only setting myself up for failure; so I learned to find happiness within myself.

I knew it was time to be more responsible with my life, so I bought a house; completely on my own.

I traveled more and forced myself to go outside of my comfort zone; now I enjoy and even welcome new adventures.

I made peace with my past, forgave those who may not have even deserved it, and let go of old grudges; life is so much more satisfying without turmoil and regret.

I had both of my divorced parents spend Christmas with me, together for the first time in decades; I will always be grateful for that memory and that they could let go of the past, even if only for one day, just for me.

I took on a second job to ensure that I could financially support myself and maintain my home; I have never been more proud of myself!

I met so many new people and became more social (if you can believe that!); being the lone wolf type became pretty lonely!

I strengthened and renewed friendships; having love and support from friends has truly been a blessing and has helped me get through some hardships that I couldn't have done on my own.

I ended the year with a bang, literally-I got into a car accident (through no fault of my own); although it has been a burden, it made me realize how lucky I am to have this life. I am going to treat every day as if it were a gift and live life to the fullest.

May the New Year bring much love, peace, and happiness to you all.

Thank you to those who were a part of my life this year. I look forward to the next chapter.

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