As I write this I am realizing it is my last day off from work in 2016 and how appropriate for me to be spending it at a coffee shop in the city writing. At the beginning of the year, I left from my full-time job without any sort of plan, and what an incredible year it has been.
At 27 years old, my life is entirely nothing what I expected it would be, and I can honestly say that I am happy with where I am today. I am incredibly lucky and fortunate to have been able to do what I have done this past year. When I left my job 9 months ago, I consciously decided that I would not waste any time wallowing in self pity or let myself stew in doubt about the decisions I had made in my life thus far, and I certainly wasn’t going to spend it lazying around sleeping the days away. This was my time to finally do what I wanted. I had already taken the risk, and now I had to own the moment. I fully immersed myself in things that made me happy and that I enjoyed doing. For starters, I cycled a lot. I spent time with friends and family. I read books. I indulged in possibly way too much coffee. I reconnected with old friends who I had lost touch with. I went back to school to study Holistic Nutrition. I started a blog and began writing which is something I hadn’t done since I was a little kid. I travelled. I did a lot of self reflection. I evaluated everything in my life and set priorities for what was important to me and what I valued. I got busy in the kitchen cooking, baking, roasting, oh my! I met a ton of new people, almost every day in fact. Whether I was at a coffee shop reading or waiting in line at the airport for my connecting flight or if I was out on my bike riding along the Toronto waterfront, I was meeting all kinds of people. I was active. I was conscious. I was open to any new situation that came my way. I worked on myself and took every new experience as an opportunity to get to know myself better and figure out what I really wanted.
Now here I am, just a few days into 2017 and I am so excited for the year ahead. I don’t know what 2017 has in store, but I’m ready for it. I’m ready for new challenges. I’m ready to create positive shifts in my life, but with that I am also ready to fail a few times because it’s here in this space I learn most about myself. I believe in myself and all the good things coming my way. I am worthy of all things magic.