Waking up to a New Year

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Happy New Years to all of you. Every beginning of a new year, we think to ourselves, “I wonder what this year has in store for me?” Honestly, it just depends on how you want to live your life that year. You have a clean slate in your hands, grab it and make use out of it. No year is perfect (sure, it can start out that way) but let’s face it, life will throw a lot of challenges at you no matter what you’re going through already. Real question is, how are you going to handle that? Are you going to let it affect you? Or are you going to learn and let it make you stronger at the end?

We start out our year with goals written down on a piece of paper or thought out in our heads. We make plans to make this year better than the last one…leave everything behind and start out fresh. So, how do we do that? How do we make a new year “our year” when you don’t know what’s going to happen in the next 12 months? Well for starters, work on your inner self. Every action starts out with how you are as a person. Not having a positive mind equals to not making better decisions, not thinking out of the box. I’m not here to tell you what to do, because I’m still learning and growing, but really to share with you my experiences in life. (Ding ding ding- this is not only a fashion blog!)

Let me start out by saying, 2015 has been a year where I have learned a lot about myself, my strengths and weaknesses and not until recently, a wake up call. This wake up call really made me turn inside out and see myself as if I was staring right at me. Honestly, I am very glad I experienced that now because I can really think of a way to fix what needs to be fixed sooner than later, and make myself a better person for the future. Over the years after graduating high school, many of you may know I moved out across the country to start school. Ever since, I learned to be independent and ACT independent quickly. Well, I took it a little too far I would say and just focused on my own life. When I say that I mean I pushed everyone I loved away, I blindly hurt them by hiding in my own bubble for years. I dropped a lot of friendships because I just didn’t put the effort and time to make it last. Now, what do I get in return? The feeling of loneliness and confusion. I’m not saying I have no friends or family anymore, but because of my actions, I blocked them out from my life. Why? Because I thought I only needed myself and I could handle every situation on my own. Newsflash: you cannot handle everything on your own and that is not being independent. You will eventually need support from your loved ones and you know, it’s okay to open up your heart and love back. Okay I’m not saying let’s all love each other and live a wonderful peaceful life. I get it, it may be harder for others to do so, but trust me you can’t go on living your life secluded from everyone, I learned that the hard way.

So let’s get down to business.

A little late (since we are almost done with January), but my new year’s resolution for 2016 is to work on my inner self- Yes, I can include that I need to hop on a treadmill more than once a month- but my highlight would definitely be working on myself and not let fear take over my daily life. Open my heart and let others in other than myself. Work on my inner peace and live my life how I’ve always wanted to…

Question of the month: Are you changing anything in your life this year to make it better? If so, what is it?

 

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Love,

Silvana

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