I cannot believe that 2024 is already here. 2023 was probably one of the longest, and hardest, year of my life and I am very excited that it is behind me. This is not to say that I am not thankful to still be here and for all that I have because I am. I am ready for the fresh beginning of the new year. Last year I remember counting down the days until the year was over. I felt stuck and frozen in my life and no matter what I tried to get out of it, I wasn’t able to.
I remember posting about my goals for 2023 and I am so sad that I wasn’t able to reach them. I also started an Instagram account as an extension of this blog that I am very excited to use. I am ready for whatever 2024 has in store for me. That said, I did learn a lot of lessons last year with the most valuable lesson being:
Practice gratitude daily and always be thankful for all that you have.
Aside from becoming more aware of all the horrors happening across the world, I also dealt with an extensive amount of health issues last year. There were so many days that I was ready for my life to change or for something new to happen in my life. I also did not like my retail job and I desperately wanted out. I didn’t take the time to be thankful for the roof over my head, the food on my table, or even the job that paid my bills.
All that to say, I want to focus a lot more on gratitude for 2024. While that is not the word for the year–I will have a post about the word later–that is the mindset I am going into 2024 with.