“Life is a rollercoaster, and sometimes we enjoy the ride, while other times we hold on tight through the twists and turns”
I started off 2023 beautifully with the best energy, and for a while everything went on smoothly and according to plan. But as the year unfolded, particularly after the first half of the year, it felt like the smooth ride took a sharp turn into a road full of potholes. On many days, my energy hit rock bottom and it became a struggle to show up even for myself.
In the early days of 2023, I had decided that it was going to be my year of consistency — consistency in every single thing I set to do during the course of the year. Did that work out? Not quite. In fact, by my standards, I believe I failed at it.
However, today, despite everything, I chose not to fixate on my problems to the point of being blind to my blessings.
In retrospect, I think the more befitting word for the year 2023 would be resilience. While I wasn’t able to create content consistently throughout the year, I managed to post on my Instagram account for 30 days straight, even during the challenging times. Midway through the year, my laptop got damaged, but I adapted, continuing with my job on my phone, despite how difficult it was. I received so many rejections while applying for a spot for my medical school electives but I didn’t stop until I secured one in my preferred city and specialty. I revived personal projects I had abandoned because of fear, achieved some of my blog goals, improved my eating habits and tried to embraced a more fulfilling lifestyle.
The New Year
2024 like every other year will come with good days and tough times. To be joyful in every season, I know I cannot depend on any person or thing that is subject to change.
• I acknowledge that God is the ultimate source of my joy and I stay committed to a life of obedience and service to Him.
• I will actively invest in my own happiness by doing all of my favourite things with my favourite people.
• I will no longer let people hide me behind the scenes. I am poised to achieve greatness and ready to embrace every accolade, taking all the flowers I deserve.