2016 has been simultaneously the best and the worst year of my life. I have gained the most amazing friends and I have lost people I have loved. I have built something up, only to watch it come crumbling down, and I have learned from it. 2016 has been a year of tears of loss and of tears of joy. And I can’t wait for this year to be over.
I think I have changed as a person. I have learned a lot this year about myself, about others, and about the world. And yeah, I know that was pretty cliche, but it is true. I have started a new blog, wrote a couple posts, had an existential crisis, deleted everything, restarted. I created a podcast and went on a 5-month long ‘hiatus‘. I have started a new life at a new school where I have met some of the most important people in my life. I am *trying* to writing a book, I am drafting a screenplay, I became a part of a youtube channel. I have done a lot of cool sh*t.
I have realised “stuff” too. (And yes I write realise with a ‘s’ stop judging me Claire). I have realised that sometimes I don’t need to offer an explanation for everything. I have realised that is okay to not know who you are and who you want to be. I have realised that life will hit you in the face with a sack of lemon and then proceed to pelt them at you and that it will be okay. Revenge lemonade tastes great. I realised that sometimes you just need to own it. Sometimes you need to not care about appearances and just have fun. I have realised that sometimes you just need to dance. I have realised that sleep is really really important and that I totally need to get more of it. I have realised that it is okay to not be the best. It is okay to fail. I have realised that sometimes you need to log out, shut off your laptop and walk away.
There are somethings that I want to continue to change. Change is good. I want to work harder. I want to keep my commitments. I want to step outside of my comfort zone and do something that I have never dreamed of doing. I want to become a better friend, a better sister, daughter, student, person.
I think we all need to change. People are dynamic. We shift, we develop, and we grow. I think I would hate to be 2015 Sarah, but I think she would be proud of me. Maybe.
There is still a lot more I need to do
Happy New Year everyone! I can’t wait for what is in store.
This year has been an emotional rollercoaster, but a fun one. Like always, tell what you think! Leave me a comment below or DM me on my non-exisitant twitter account. Email me if you are that type of dude. Become my friend!! I’m lonely and I don’t judge. 🙂 Thank you for reading.
QOTD: How have you changed this year?