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A few victories..

— I found the courage to release things I had outgrown that were no longer filling me up or serving me.

— I proved myself capable of not only completing my postgrad program but also finishing with high marks, accolades and recognition from the faculty.

— I learned how to finally stand up for myself and not compromise who I am and what I want for other people.

— I learned how to embrace the things I’m naturally good at without feeling guilty or shameful about owning those traits and qualities out loud.

— I was lucky enough to fall in love with someone who feels like home. This thing we started out of nowhere has grown to be one of the biggest, and my most favourite part of life. He is supportive and caring, loving and patient. I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude to not only have access to him but also because he is my person. We’ve had a great year and I’ve learned so much about myself through him and by being around him. I can’t wait for what the future has in store for us.

— I made strides forward in lifelong projects. I started my commonplace book and this blog, as well as actualized a few other projects. I’ve set myself up for success by organizing, building and implementing more systems into my life. I’m excited about building a future on the foundation I spent 2019 constructing.

I could keep going! 2019 was really special because it was filled with so many new experiences and opportunities for growth; times when I had to step up and prove myself and other times to be proved completely wrong. I am a changed human being coming out of this year and I feel more connected to myself than I ever have before. I’ve come to a lot of understandings about life over the past year but I think my biggest takeaway is that everything must be taken in stride, and that when something is for you, you’ll know. Sometimes I feel like a broken record when I state the truths and realities that make up my existence––I denied who I was and the truths that come along with this person for so, so long.

But now we’re here, and I’m me and there is someone that loves me because of that, and I went back to school and got a job and everything is better. So 2019, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. There were so many times throughout the year I thought my heart was going to explode out of my chest from pure happiness. Thank you for proving me wrong, I am overflowing with peace and gratitude.

Here’s to an abundant and prosperous future. Xx

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