2016, what a year, right? Even though I didn’t make a follow forever last year, I thought that it was important to close this year with one for several reasons. Just like for many others, 2016 hasn’t been an easy year for me…my life has undergone drastic changes on different levels and more than half of the year I’ve just been trying to digest it all and keep swimming. I look around at what’s going on in the world and I cannot help but feel discouraged and some sort of anger because it feels as though we (as human beings) aren’t doing enough to make the changes we so desperately need. Then, I look at my own life and see that some of the people I thought I’d always have aren’t in my life anymore. But not everything is bad…2016 has helped me realize difficult times are to be seen as challenges to help us get stronger and create the best versions of ourselves. Also, I’ve met wonderful people that have put a smile on my face when I was feeling drained. 2016 has brought the end of my academic life (for now) after getting my MA degree and I’ve found myself teaching and enjoying myself in a way that I never thought I would. I have a lot to be thankful for, and I also have many dreams that I hope to accomplish in 2017 :)
Since I created this blog several years ago, Tumblr has helped me express my feelings, meet amazing people (who I can now call friends) and escape my life when things seemed too hard. I have been pretty much absent from Tumblr since last summer because, as I already said, I was going through a lot. For the first time, Tumblr didn’t seem to help me when I needed to escape, and for once I decided to face my problems and focus on myself…and that has felt amazing, to be honest. Now I’m just trying to get back into the groove and I’m enjoying seeing you guys and your work all over my dash. Despite the fact that I have yet to regain inspiration to create things as often as I used to, I’m very excited to see where 2017 takes me. And I hope you’ll stay with me for the ride ;)
I wanted to thank those closest to me, who have stuck with me throughtout the years…those who I can talk and laugh about anything, those who I just know will always be there, no matter how far away we are or how long we haven’t spoken for. Anna, Zoey, Hannah and Jess, you are everything a friend could ask for and I’m so proud of who you are as individuals <3 <3 <3
I’ve made a huge list of blogs that I love just in case you’re interested in checking them out. If you’re tagged here, know that you’re loved and that your blog has had a positive influence on me this year (and probably previous years lol), maybe even inspired me…and for that I’m extremely thankful. If I have forgotten you, I’m deeply sorry…you’ve more than likely changed your URL and I cannot figure out who the hell you are anymore :S But you’re loved as well. Remember that.