After darkness there is always light.
2018 has been a year of ups and downs, life lessons, and rebuilding. Back in August, my life was stripped of the normalcy I once had in order to stop and reflect on what I actually wanted for myself.
Looking back, I know it was a subliminal cry for help.
For years I had wanted to take a break from the grind, find myself, and take time to figure out me- only to uproot myself and move from city to city with the hope that “things would be different.”
Wherever you go, there you are.
This morning sat by the window with my coffee, journaling my thoughts for the day. Although I admit I have mourned my past, my journey has made me so grateful for everything I’m working for.
I used to take everything for granted- my parents helping me with college, living in nice places and big cities, having a good job, finding success in my writing, or even having a good boyfriend. Nothing on the outside seemed to cure the void in my heart. Today, I smile at each small victory- it can be as personal as an email a reader who relates to my story or having a stranger hold the door for me.
My life may not be the same as it was earlier in 2018- but for that, I’m grateful. I’ve finally learned to build the foundation I had been searching for my whole life- a solid foundation within.