Its been an amazing year. New Years is an interesting holiday because it’s the one time we truly reflect and not for religious reasons or because someone is making us. Tonight we went around and said what we were thankful for and what we wanted to work on. I’m thankful my friends have accepted who I am and forgiven me for what I have done in the past. I’m extremely grateful that I have amazing friends both at school and at home. Rarely do people have that.
I’m proud of this year. It’s been difficult and I think I’ve seen that I need to always work hard to maintain my health, relationships, creative output, and mental health. I’ve seen instances where I haven’t always been the best girlfriend, friend, daughter, sister, student. But, previously I wouldn’t have even acknowledged my downfalls. Yet, I still need to learn to cut myself some slack.
This year, I hope to take things day by day. It will be strange: I will experience the last 5 months of college and transition into life after school. I will have to be independent and make decisions that may or may not affect the rest of my life. But, for right now, I’m going to try the savor this moment of a new year - which was brought in by streaking outside in the chilly new jersey air with some of my closest friends. And boy oh boy, our bodies looked beautiful.