Goodbye 2017.

I can’t believe another year has passed and we’re now in 2018. To be frank, I’ve been avoiding this 2017 recap blog post because I didn’t know where to begin. So much happened last year.

As we itched closer to the end of 2017, the more excited I got for the year to be over. I thought that once the year concluded, I’d be able to properly start fresh and enter 2018 with a clean breath of fresh air, but we all know that there are certain responsibilities, feelings, and events you can’t just cut off.  

2017 wasn’t the easier year. I was challenged intellectually in a way I’ve never been, I was emotionally drained, I saw too many people’s true colors, and was constantly pushed out of my comfort zone.  Safe to say, it’s been a huge learning curve of a year.

Despite all the downs, this year was also filled with a lot of ups. There was a lot of reunion with old friends, deepening friendships with current ones, and a lot of family time, so I’m thankful. I’m thankful for all the various events, friends and strangers I’ve interacted with, challenges I’ve faced, and lessons I’ve learned from it all.    

2018, I’m excited for you. I’m excited for all that’s to come, all the new adventures, and people I’ll get to meet. Let’s do this.