Looking back to look forward




The new year always has a way of bringing out the reflective side of everyone. All the photo and video collages all over social media, all of the respective countdowns, just everything. Well, as for me, I am looking back to look forward. I have never looked at the new year to "start over", but as a chance to try harder and do better day by day. Looking back on 2014, I had the time of my life. I made some foolish decisions, but funny enough I've learned to stop regretting things I consciously chose to do. I've made some of my wildest dreams come true. I've learned a lot more about myself; some things I did not know and some things I knew but never acknowledged.

My greatest moments this year:

1. All of my travel destinations: Jamaica (3 times), Miami, and the Dominican Republic
2. Seeing my sister finish college
3. Birthdays and nights out with my closest friends
4. Buying a car for myself
5. Getting a small raise at work.

Above all else, this year was great as usual, because I made it so. It had its ups and downs, but I have learned to take more control of what happens to me. I have spent way too much time complaining about the things people say/do to me. This year has taught me to let go of the complaining and change whatever I don't like and what doesn't work for me. Let's just say my tolerance levels have shifted. My biggest lesson for the year is, and moving forward, acting out of a place of desperation gets me nowhere. After accepting this, the sulking and complaining decrease day by day.

I don't have any "resolutions" for 2015, but I do have a lot of weight to lose, lol. Otherwise, have an amazing and safe new year. May 2015 bring you happiness, good health, and wealth.

Happy New Year!!!!!
Nichole Naomi,
xoxo

Nichole Naomi

I am a Brooklyn-born, Jersey-raised, very proud Jamaican American. I am a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies. I am also the CEO of Baseline Cosmetics, where make up meets music.

No comments:

Post a Comment