I started my 2016 with this state of mind:
“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Coming from 2015, the year I hit rock bottom, I gladly welcomed 2016 with open arms. It was a restart button for my hopeless state of mind. 2016 was my momentum year. A foundation. The year of starting over and taking action.
But like most people, it was still a roller coaster ride. The only difference was that I was now able to enjoy every turn, even the steepest drop on which I was forced to face.
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
During the end of 2015, I was already on a state wherein I already got used to being down and sad that it seemed to be a safe zone. In a way, I was holding onto my problems for so long because it felt like it was the only way and that I deserve it.
Good thing I still decided to fight, to never succumb to the comfort of being lost.
One of the basic things I’ve done is to let go of overthinking. Because holding on to the things that make you sad will never make you happy. Sometimes simply realizing that you deserve better will be all it takes to change everything and luckily it did.
Dreams – All it takes is passion + real hard work
For years now, I’ve already known what I want to do with my life. But knowing is the easier part for me. Going for it and making it happen is the real struggle. 2016 so far was my most productive year, starting some ventures which I’ve only been planning during the last few years.
Even though these are super small steps towards my dream, I am very proud that I finally moved forward. And as I work for my dreams, I’m trying to make the most of what I have now.