2017 has been a very peculiar year. As of yet, I am unsure as to whether I can deem it as either positive or negative – whether 2017 was my worst year or my best year is still under deliberation. Maybe it was both. Maybe it was both the best thing in the entire world and the worst thing that could ever have happened all at the same time.
This year I have met new people, amazing and stupid and silly and wonderful people. But, sadly, I have also lost a lot of people this year. A lot of my relationships have changed, both romantically and platonically which is always sad. Yet, sometimes these things need to happen – I have been let down more than I ever have. But, thankfully, I have also been blessed in more ways than I have ever been. During the critique of others comes hand in hand with being able to constructively criticise yourself and I must acknowledge that I have not been an overly nice person at times this year – I can be bitchy, stubborn, obnoxious and rude. But I also know that I can be incredibly kind, caring and will always try to put others before myself, or at least treat others the way that I would like to be treated.
This year has made me realise so many things. More than ever, I have learnt that I am human – that I royally screw up as much as the families that live on our terraced street, the people I pass by or bump into. I have been shaped into a better version of myself even though I thought that perhaps I would amount to nothing, I am still trying to achieve everything that makes my heart sing.
So many lessons have been learnt over the last 365 days. The people and memories that have blossomed as a result of 2017 will stay with me for as long as I am capable of remembering them.
Thank you to every single person who has either arrived or departed from my year/life. Whether you are past or present, you must try to remain happy and content in whatever it is you pursue, you must live every day as if it is simultaneously your last day and just an ordinary day.
Keep the spring in your step, and skip your way through 2018.