Reflecting on 2016 and looking forward to 2017

02/01/2017

Reflecting on 2016 and looking forward to 2017

My word for 2016 was 'Vulnerable' and my god has the universe forced me into situations where I've felt beyond vulnerable but I have learnt a hell of a lot and i am a much stronger person for it. I've dealt with anxiety, horrific living conditions and family misfortunes throughout 2016. It felt like I've not been given a break like things have been h a r d this year but I had a feeling in my bones last December that the year ahead was going to be a hard one, and it was, so always trust your intuition kids! Anyway, I'm pretty proud of how far I've come this year and there's been a lot of ups as well as downs but that's for another post! 

This year's word is Improvement


2017 is my year of learning and growing. I've been vulnerable and I've learnt how to handle difficult situations so now this is the year to put those skills to practice. I want to educate myself this year: I want to learn and see cool shit. For some reason, I've become fascinated with learning about the Egyptians - ever since I went to a museum in Bristol I've wanted to learn about them so there must be a reason behind this. I want to learn about strong influential people from the past, I want to read a lot of books, I want to take a step away from technology and really be with myself. 
This year, I want to fall in love with life. I've never truly LOVED life, I've sort of just.. floated along, being indecisive. I'm going to make decisions this year - I will ask for what I want. I will create the life I want - a life that I will love. I will try my uttermost hardest to be open, honest, authentic and pure towards myself and other people. This year, I'm cutting out the bullshit. I need to take control over my life, and demand to be treated in ways I feel I deserve to be treated. I have to first admit what I want and feel I deserve to myself and then make the appropriate changes to get those things. It's a mixture of internal and external things - things I feel I personally need to change about myself to become better: stronger, wiser, kinder, and what I need to change outside of myself: relationships, situations, aesthetic. The new year is like shredding off the past 12 months and stepping into new flesh.  I'm nervous and excited for what next year has to offer but it feels big. It feels like a life changer.


What's your word this year?

6 comments

  1. I hope 2017 is kinder to you! I don't think I've ever truly loved life either, but I'm beginning to think that this year will be the start of loving the crap out of life for me! I think my word this year would just have to be "love." To love myself, to love those around me and to show them just how much I do!
    Lovely post!! x

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    1. Thank you very much, Maisie! Yaaaas I love your word for the year, I hope your year is filled with as much love and joy as possible xxx

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  2. I hope 2017 will be a wonderful year for you with lots of room for growth and improvement! I have similar goals to you in that I really want to love life, throw myself into every single day and love each one wholeheartedly. Last year, a lot of days went by in a grey blur but this year I want to start creating a life worth living and enjoying so that this time next year I won't look back with (too many) regrets. I'd also like to be kinder to myself and no where my boundaries lie. I'm not sure what my word of the year is yet but one that comes to mind right now is simply 'Live'. Spend my days feeling purely alive, not just merely existing as time passes by.

    Thanks for the lovely post! This is my first time commenting here and I look forward to reading everything you have in store for us this coming year!

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    1. Thank you very much, Beverley! Yes that's exactly it, living and not merely existing!
      Thank you for your comment and I really do hope you enjoy reading my future content!
      Big love to you xxx

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  3. Sorry to hear that 2016 was so hard for you, but vulnerability makes us stronger! I love everything you have to say about your hopes for 2017. I hope it's a great year for you. x


    Nicole | explosive bagel

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    1. Aw thank you & I agree, vulnerability deffo makes us stronger! Thank you ever so much Nicole big love to you xx

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