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December 31, 2018

A Reflection of 2018

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It’s the last day of 2018, another year gone by and this go around I took time to reflect on it. I’d like to call 2018 my year of awakening. There were a lot of hardships personally, professionally and with my relationships. It most definitely kicked me in my rear end, pushed me down the stairs and spit in my face a few times. But the outcome of my adversity has given me more growth in my resilience, perception and patience. I’m sharing both the good and the bad with you because without the bad, we can’t truly grow and I never want to come off as a person who has it together or perfect 100% of the time. Let’s be real, we are human and that is impossible.

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My accomplishments of 2018:

Starting off with the good, this year brought a lot of light on my thoughts, my expenses, what I want out of life and my relationships. I made more time and spent more time with my family, and truly view my moving back home with them as a blessing. At the end of the day, they are all I really have. I know they love me unconditionally and I took that for granted for a long time.

I got out of a toxic work environment, and not by choice but I look at it as a blessing in disguise. It was in due time that I left because of the toll it was taking on my mental health, and work should never affect you in that way. This led to my new job that I am very grateful for and have much more growth in. This also led to me growing my faith and making time for God. It’s amazing what can happen when you let go of your burdens and let God take control.

In my first year of blogging, I was able to work with 3 of my favorite brands, including one that my entire look is from. I’m very grateful for the opportunity, experience and friendships this blog has given me. It’s tested my limits and ability to manage my time better and girl, I needed to be better at that.

And with the good, comes the bad.

Failures of 2018:

Yup, giving it to you straight and not sugar coated. Fail, such an uncomfortable word to use but necessary in order to confront yourself of what you did not prioritize.

I failed at bettering my health and wellness. It happens, life happens and we all have different coping mechanisms as well as processing things differently. My health and wellness will be a priority for 2019 because self-love and self-care are two things at the top of my list.

I failed at paying off some of my debt. Again, life happens. I didn’t plan to lose my job but I did and that set me back BIG TIME. I also spent entirely too much money on things because of my blog in 2018 so 2019 will be a year of financial awareness.

MY Goals for 2019

  • Learn to love myself and my flaws.
  • Worry about myself and not others around me.
  • Meditate more and be more mindful of my time as in less time Netflix and chillin’.
  • Make my health a priority because God gave me this body and I should treat it as a temple.
  • Spend LESS money on material things because I over consumed in 2018 and girl, that just isn’t being smart with your money.

It’s eye-opening view your life’s events from a different perspective. I really do believe that everything happens for a reason and I believe that 2018 (and 2017) beat me up for the good. I’ve learned that I am very resilient and that no matter how hard life knocks me down, I just turn around and get back up.

I’m cheering for you in 2019. I hope that you accomplish everything that you write down for the New Year goal (because you should write them down). Hold yourself accountable or find someone to hold yourself accountable. Fall down and get back up. Fight, push and prevail because 2019 will be the year for you.


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  • Maureen

    What a year it has been but I am glad that you are coming out stronger and a better version of yourself. Some times we don’t know what is good for us so when things happen that we don’t anticipate it throws off guard. Love the goals that you have set for yourself. I have not gotten that far! I plan to set some eventually but at the moment I haven’t yet. Keep it up Thuy! Happy New Year girl!

    Maureen |

    January 6, 2019 at 2:52 pm Reply
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