2014 has been a bunch of ups and downs and craziness for me. Through the past few years I have been through a lot... more than anybody can imagine. I will spare the details but just know that I have endure and am doing alright! Every once in a while I will have sad moments, but I feel that is expected from what I've been through.
I have so many amazing people in my life that have made these crazy times so much easier. Without them I don't know what I would have done. I am also a lot stronger than I lead myself to believe. It is amazing what you can do and how much stronger you can become while getting beat down by life and its hardships.
Putting myself first was probably the hardest thing I've had to teach myself. Growing up I was always taught to put others first and throughout my adult life I did just that until I ended up getting taken for granted. Not realizing this, I became naive and always put my feelings second. Learning to put myself first was hard in the fact that I felt I was being selfish and that mindset was hard to overcome.
Nevertheless I have since then put myself first at all costs and I couldn't be happier! I have met new friends who have helped me through some recent events (which I am super grateful for!) and my friend Karen has helped me build my new apartment into my home!
So here's to amazing friends (old and new) and family!