Hello, friends! I honestly.....truly..... cannot believe that it's already the end of the year! I don't know where 2016 went but I can look back and see a year full of growth, memories, and a roller coaster of emotions. There were perfect times and of course there were plenty of bad times but I am so thankful to God that I am able to live through another year. I grew in my faith, my relationships, my blogging journey, and so many other areas.
Life isn't always perfect and social media has a way of portraying life in a different light. I love sharing the great times but I wanted to take a moment to share in this post that of course, I too am human just like you! Everything is not always rainbows and butterflies and as I sit here writing out this blog post I wanted to share something that I constantly struggle with- I have anxiety and I am a big overthinker. There were many times this year where I let anxiety get the best of me. But I prayed and I am so thankful for my amazing family, fiancé, and friends for constantly reminding me to read the word and to seek God, for He can always comfort us and will always have our back. We often over analyze the unknown and forget that only God has it all figured out and at the end of the day we must remember that He will never fail us!
There were many times (and I am currently going through this) where I wanted answers and I wanted things to go my way, but I forgot one VERY important thing...it's not my way- it's God's way and I often forget that I can't always get answers to prayers right away. I must be patient and remember that God's timing is the best timing. I'm currently in a season where there could be a lot of change (mega life changing decisions) and my anxiety is at an all-time high. But hey, I'm getting through it and you can too!
Overall, this year was one of the best years of my life and although there were many valleys, the mountain tops definitely outweighed the low points. I've always wanted to share a bit of my heart and it feels SO great to get this off my chest and to share one of my ongoing struggles. I'm not perfect and I am not trying to be perfect either. I am me and that's the best I can be!
With the year coming to an end, it's so important to reflect on 2016 and set personal goals for the new year. My biggest advice is to take the time to reflect and better yourself for the new year. Even though you can start over at any given time, it's always great to look back at the things good and bad that made you a better person. I really hope you enjoyed a little piece of my heart today! One of my goals for 2017 is to share my heart more often and I am so excited to do so!
I love you all so much and I am so thankful for all of you! Thanks to your support I have been able to have so many amazing opportunities and without each and every one of you, it wouldn't have been possible. So thank you for following along my journey!
Cheers to 2016, it was one for the books but I'm ready to kick butt in 2017!!
Love, Jomy! Xx