SO much happens in the course of a year and it's crazy to look back.
Most of us start the new year making plans, setting goals, dreaming of new things.
Some individuals meet and exceed the goals they set for themselves and others... forget what they even said they'd do by week two.
That's life. That's the beauty of the "New Year, New Me" concept. As cliche as it is ... we all do it (or have done it) and it will be something that will probably continue as the years go by (and there's nothing wrong with it).
I honestly fall in the category of "forgetting what I said I was going to achieve by week 2" but only because this year as bad as it sounds... I didn't set any real goals for myself.
Why? Because I really wanted to focus on living in the now.
I wanted to go with the flow and see where life took me. I wanted to live my life out in a serendipitous way.
the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. A fortunate accident.
Did it work out for me? Yes.
I feel like a better version of myself a healthier (mentally not physically haha), happier, version of Alondra. I needed this year.
I needed this year to fall in love with the same person and have my heart broken again to learn that he wasn't for me.
I needed this year to realize just how passionate I am about writing and being there for others.
I needed this year to appreciate my family and friends and the quality of my alone time.
I needed this year to step back and focus on the little things.
The problem I have with setting expectations for a New Year ... is that unexpected things happen all year round.
One of my favorite life quotes is:
"Want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans"
or in a flight attendant scenario:
"Want to get rerouted, make plans for your layover"
I am aware that not everyone likes to live such an unstructured life, trust me, it's not for everyone.
But this was my 2018 and I wouldn't have wanted it to go any other way (except maybe added more pleasure travel to my year but that'll come this new year).
One thing I did secretly want in 2018 was to find love. I was very fortunate to have my wish granted.. my nephew Matteo has been one of the greatest blessings in my life this year. There's no greater love than the love of a tiny human. So thank you to my sister and Jona for giving life to the person I never knew I needed.
P.S. I'M SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING GOING TO URUGUAY TO STEAL HIM (how dare his parents take him away on vacation without me!)
For 2019 I again do not plan to write out a list of goals. I do however have a few things I want to do before 2020 comes (OMG 2020, WRITING THAT OUT JUST LOOKS BIZARE) woah, woah....
2018 set the foundation for me personally and now 2019 should be the year to focus more on the professional side.
Just dream it and go.
(that's my mantra).
Needless to say 2019, this Modern Woman is ready for ya.
but even if I wasn't ... it's coming for me. HA
I hope you all had an amazing year. Sending lots of positivity for the start of this new one.
However let's not forget that the new year comes only once a year... but we ALWAYS get a new day. I believe that taking advantage of the new day is a hell of a lot more valuable than waiting on the new year.