You may recall that at the start of the year, I decided that I would make this year different and magical – that I would stop waiting around for things to happen to me. And it worked. I chose to be happy, and I was happy.
My first weekend away of 2017 was to a familiar destination – Los Angeles. My sister and brother-in-law live there, and only being 2.5 hrs away by plane, it’s an easy weekend away, for a very low cost.
I’m feeling really optimistic this year, and sure, I did last year too, but I really think this year will be different. Not because I think some magical thing will just happen to me. But because I am choosing for this year to be different. And if it’s magical, and I sure hope it will be, it will be because I made it that way.
Even in a year where I felt that everything that could go wrong did go wrong, it actually didn’t. I’ve had to take a step back and look at this year with better perspective. I’ve experienced a lot, grown a lot, and ultimately, have become a better person for it. And considering all the terrible things happening in the world around us, I consider myself so, so lucky to have as many blessings as I do.