As 2016 is quickly coming to an end, I have been reflecting on this roller coaster of a year. It has been one of the absolute best years of my life as well as one of the hardest I’ve had to endure. I went through a major body transformation, I was given a 12 year old child to mentor through the summer on SYTYCD (one of the best experiences of my life), I went through a heart wrenching breakup, I was made a professional on Dancing With the Stars (AAAAHHHH), I discovered my self worth, I created my blog, and I am finishing off the year touring and dancing throughout the country with some of my best friends.
There have been SO many incredible and unforgettable moments from this past year but on the contrary, my heart has never experienced so much heartache and healing. It’s been a year full of change to say the least. And change for me is hard because I love consistency. I love my daily routine and I love for it to be monotonous, as boring as that sounds. Change is definitely not my favorite word. It terrifies me to be completely honest. But through the ups and downs of 2016, I have learned that I wasn’t genuinely happy stuck in my old habits of life. Although many of the outcomes of my year were painful, I’m quite positive they’re turning into beautiful beginnings. I think sometimes it’s the bumps and bruises and even hitting rock bottom that help us to see that change is necessary to get us back to where we are meant to be.
This is a perfect time to think about change. With the New Year ahead, it is a perfect time to start your year off fresh and with some new goals in mind. I have given myself up to midnight tonight to hold onto all the baggage, pain, and self-doubt 2016 brought me and then once that clock hits 12:01 a.m., I am letting it all go!! I’m moving forward with a clear conscience and happy heart.
How exciting that we get another year to choose who and what we want to be! I’m going to make every effort to be the best version of myself in 2017. No pretending, no second-guessing myself, and no destructive people in my inner circle.
Let’s work together, side by side, take control of our lives making real changes knowing that we’ll make a few mistakes along the way! Oprah Winfrey said, “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” I am sooooo excited to see all that this New Year has to offer. Let’s do it together, the real way!
The 3 C’s in Life:
Choice, Chance, Change.
You must make the Choice,
To take the Chance,
If you want anything in life to Change.