You were actually great! Sure there were some bad experiences...but that's just life. I was grateful to experience them. Last year held many exciting, new things for me. I was brought on as a full time employee at my job. I made a crap ton of mistakes learning the ropes as a first time "Director of Operations" (but really just the "whatever task available" queen). Daniel and I adopted our best little friend/ cuddle connoisseur, Marble. We have never been brought so much joy from something so precious and tiny. Daniel quit a job he hated and found happiness at a place that appreciates him. We went on our first vacation since being married to Florida with my sister and brother in law. We went to Disney World for the first time and made a really fun, memorable video out of it! We got matching tattoos for my 25th birthday. We found a church that was perfect for us - I'm now on a worship team there! I started up my YouTube channel again and have had such a fullfilling and fun experience growing into a role that brings me such pride and happiness. Our entire family packed up on a couple of planes and flew out to California for my big brother's wedding. It was so magical! We dressed up for the frist time ever together this halloween (as Steve and Nancy from Stranger Things, of course). Daniel splurged and bought me a "real" camera (ha). We played a song for the first time ever and posted it to my channel. I hit my first creative rut making YouTube videos. I dealt with self doubt. I made new friends who are such a blessing. I dreamt a lot, which is something I thought was really interesting. I gained weight (and hate it).
I stressed. I cried. I laughed. I grew. I loved. I hugged. I snuggled. I learned. I traveled.
I'm so happy and blessed to be in the place I am in. Is my apartment fully decorated? No. Do we have a real bed with a headboard? No. Is my closet organized? No. Did I work out? Ha. But I am happy. I am married to a wonderful man who makes me laugh more than anyone. I have a steady income and a job that is like no other. I have a healthy family. I have a church. I have Marble.
As for setting goals this year, I wanted to keep it simple. Goal setting stresses me out. I just assume I will fail so I don't see the point. However, I am setting the goals to be more compassionate and kind, to love more and find happiness in the everyday...when I am feeling drained, unhappy, or self doubt. I want to be grateful and I want people to see that shine through me.
God is good. I am excited about 2017.
I'm Alyssa, thanks for stopping by! A few things: I enjoy laughing, making youtube videos and thrift shopping. Currently listening to "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire. I like my coffee black and my preferred method of maxin' & relaxin' is with my husband and pup.