A REFLECTION ON MY LIFE

As 2018 is slowly coming to an end, I find myself thinking about my life.

I have gone through so much in my 22 years of life. I have laughed a lot, cried, smiled, hugged my love ones tight, failed, and made life changing decisions. I have watched my grandad leave this earth and watched pieces of myself leave with him, struck with grief that even years later still haunts me. I watched my family come together in times of sadness and happiness, for parties to celebrate accomplishments, big or small, to celebrate the holiday season, a new member of the family and countless other events.

My family has been the one constant in my life, no matter what life has thrown at me, my family has been right there by my side to catch me, to cheer me on, to support and love me no matter what. I finished school and sixth form and went into university. I made the decision to live at home and commute every day. I met a boy who broke my heart. I met another boy who has mended that broken heart. I met some of the strongest people I know. They have all shaped me into the person that I am today.

I started looking out for myself, joining the gym and being more active. I’ve been conquering my fear of never being able to love myself. I’ve gained self confidence, love and respect for myself and for everyone else around me. I’ve learned how to appreciate compliments, how to look in the mirror everyday and smile at the person staring back at me. I graduated university and am currently conquering the real world. I am learning new things everyday at my job, growing as a person. I am becoming a better person each and every day of my life. I made the decision on a whim at the start of the year and I am so glad that I did. I have so much to say and I finally have a place where I can say it! I am in a good place for the first time in 22 years and it feels really good. I feel happier, healthier and stronger!

Thank you for reading! Let me know in the comments what you guys are grateful for. Until next time.

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