Hello 2016 ...

It's about that time again when we begin to reflect and think back at our accomplishments and missteps though out the year, and try to come up with a formula to do better next time. Looking Back, 2015 has been a really important groundbreaking year for me. I feel as if I've really come into my own as a person. At the beginning of the year in January, I wouldn't have been able to look and believe that I would accomplish so much.

This year, I graduated from college, got my associates degree; even thought its not really a big deal, maintained 3 jobs, and got accepted into university more than once. I've learned some lessons in responsibility and time management because of this and I think I'm a better person for it.

Another wonderful thing coming out of 2015 was the fact that I have grown into my own. I've become my own person. I have grown to voice my thoughts and contribute to thought provoking conversation. I've grown so much intellectually and I've become aware of the levels of injustice around me, and because of my growth, I've begun to speak up and do something about it.

I have learned a very valuable lesson in self perception, self reliance, and esteem. I do not have low self esteem if you haven't guessed it, but at times, the way others view you may warp how you want to view yourself. I've grown to accept the fact that most people will forever peg me for 12 due to my appearance. It still annoys me from time to time, but the effect isn't as damaging as it was before because I have accepted that fact and I am not pushing myself to change how I look or how my body is shaped and what not to appear older. I've gotten over it... considerably. I guess I can say it'll benefit me in the future.

I have learned that while I should always me friendly and amiable, everyone is not my friend... even when they portray themselves to be. I've learned to be aware of people around me with hidden agendas I'm not oblivious at all... It's just a mask of naivety because you've always got to keep an eye on people.

You've got to learn to understand that people will underestimate you. You have to expect that they will miscalculate your success. I don't know much about success as yet, but the watered down version I manage to catch of it is really great and I'm working hard to attain a whole heap of it in concentrated amounts.

Enough of looking back. Time to move forward. In 2016, I will do better. I will be better. I will not settle, I will work hard. I'll grow more. I'll be accountable for my actions. I'll manage myself better. I will achieve the goals that I set for myself. I will not limit myself, others will not set my limits for me. All that motivational mumbo jumbo. I am just gonna keep my head on, live my life in a pleasing way, and use my talents to the best of my ability and expand on what I'm already doing.

All in all... I'd like to say a Happy New Year to all my readers. Thanks for sticking around for as long as you have.