IMG_20140923_213104When this year started, I had a feeling that it was going to be one of the best years of my life and now that I’m nearly 10 months through it I feel as though that feeling has been solidified.  It hasn’t been a perfect year by far but overall I’d have to say that it is definitely among the best of my 27 years of life.

I feel like I’m at a place in my life where I’m experiencing the whole “onward & upward” phase… and I like it. I don’t have 50 million friends but the ones I do have are amazing and know how to be there for me when the going gets tough. I’ve had a few setbacks this year, some as recent as this week but unlike years prior I seem to have developed a mentality where I refuse to let things get me down. I’m learning to “shake it off”.

I think a lot of people (myself included) take the things and people in their life for granted and let things upset them that aren’t really worth the strife. For example, complaining about a broken A/C… if its in the car you  should be thankful that you even have a car to begin with and if its in the home, you should be thankful to have a roof over your head. There are people in this world who have never ridden in a car, some who have never even see one in person. I’ll spare getting into how others live, but the point is to be thankful for what you have. It may not be easy but if you can achieve that mindset your life will feel so much better, mine certainly does. This year I have experienced very little stress because I’m learning not to over-analyze or freak out about every little thing.

All I can do is hope that I continue to stay positive and have years just as good if not better in the future.

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