My reflection on 2018.

I’ll be honest, 2018 was not the year that I wouldn’t have dreamt to have in 2017.It wasn’t a bad year for me altogether, it just was a mix of a whole lot of….well, stuff.

I have experienced a lot of change. I have experienced a lot of failure. I have experienced myself knocking on a lot of doors to obtain a better life, and watched every single one remain locked in front of me. I tried new things and failed, and I tried familiar things, and failed. You’d think that all that would be horrible to say, but it’s not.

I have learned so many life lessons during 2018. One, I had learned how to manage stress better. I also have learned that failure is very much an option for the successful.On top of that, I have learned that God does not forsake his children, we just learn to love him less. I’m going to tell ya, there’s few places in life that are more dismal and harder to walk through than being in a dry place spiritually after the fact that you once had a great relationship with the Lord before. Thank goodness that He is faithful, even when we are not faithful!(2 Tim 2:13).

2019 is going to bring a lot of challenges, but quite honestly I am excited for them! I do not know what they will be but this I know for sure:

I don’t have to go through them alone.

In 2018, I made new friends and have developed solid relationships with existing friends. They helped me enjoy life. From the Friday night group to the crew at The Alfond Inn, my life gained a ton of memories to cherish and hold. I can honestly look back and say that I had enjoyed this year more than I had loathed it. I certainly had some dark days, but I certainly had brighter ones to smile about!

To find a reason to fear 2019 is kind of hard. This might sound selfish but I know that I have friends out there who will be willing to walk me through some of life’s hardest trials because they have walked through them in 2018.It’s a great feeling to have. On top of that, because of what I have learned and experienced in 2018, 2019 is going to be filled with joy, love and success in many areas of life as long as the Lord has me breathing.

Here’s to success. Here’s to love. Here’s to freedom!

Let’s go, 2019. I’m ready.

To all of you in WordPress land, have a joyful, meaningful, and prosperous new year!


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I am a 32 year-old central floridian. I work at a 4-Diamond hotel in Florida. I live with a roommate who is so different than me, it's insane, but we make it work. Also, I am a 6'3" tall, 240 lb black, straight man who wants to blog about self-care!

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