Tuesday, 3 January 2017

2017.

Ta da, it's finally 2017! Christmas is done and dusted and this is the time where people start the infamous 'new year, new me', brushing their previous year under the carpet. However, sometimes I think it is important to be able to reflect on what you may have achieved or overcome. Instead of doing what everyone else seems to be doing which is labelling 2016 'the worst year in history'. Now, in this bubble of negativity the world seems to have created, it may be hard to adopt such a positive way of thinking, but sometimes you just have to step back.
Now I for one of the most negative thinkers on THE planet have struggled to remain positive throughout this last year. Though, when I look back at what I have achieved, I can say I am satisfied.
First of all, I escaped high school WAHEY. That's always a positive! Not that I hated school, I enjoyed learning, just only certain things haha. I completed my GCSE's, which actually aren't very useful, but at the time I felt like they truly were. Definitely not worth stressing over, but I stress over everything, so that's never going to change! I got a job which I absolutely love, which I feel so privileged to say. I opened a bank account, which to some may not seem like an achievement at all, but for me it marked being an adult, which is a VERY scary thought. I don't want to grow up! I know this is not technically in 2016, but I’m going to count it anyway which is that I am just about to start my driving lessons. I am so excited for them but so nervous at the same time, it is such a weird feeling. Finally, I ended 2016 with a solid group of friends that I wouldn’t change for the world! So over all it has been a year of change, in a good way. Despite the ups and downs of it all, I made it through and met some amazing people along the way.
I can happily say I look forward to what 2017 will bring to me.

Sorry if you're not a lover of quotes, but this is one I personally love.
This post was inspired by a lady I met named Jackie Beere. She helped me to realise that we must challenge this fixed mindset of ‘Oh it was dreadful’, ‘I am always going to be bad at…’ and think using a growth mindset. So instead of thinking ‘I will never change’, you would train yourself to think ‘I haven’t changed, yet’. Her words were, ‘If you think you can, you can’, which have stuck in my mind. Never in a million years did I think I would have achieved what I did in 2016.  Hope you enjoyed reading this! 
Rosie X

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