Lately, I've seen so many people saying that 2016 was their worst year but I can't relate.
looking back on my 2016, I couldn't be happier with the progress that has been made. this is made even greater by comparing it to 2015 which had some highlights that were at times tainted by my unplanned pregnancy and the drama that ensued.
2016: I worked my first full time job, gained confidence in my parenting, bonding with my daughter, brought my first car on my own, created Koko and Coffee, moved into my own apartment and started grad school. This is in addition to my fellow coparent and I making great strides in our relationship by going to counseling.
Other people may think that my being diagnosed with bipolar disorder this year would count as a negative thing but I've been learning to see the positive in everything. This diagnosis made me realize that I'm not a crazy person but that there is a reason for my rollercoaster of emotions throughout my life. Not only that, I've started my medications that have actually made me more stable.
This year, I also became more confident in myself in a way that I never thought possible. I've seen that not only can I do anything, like still get a 4.0 even though I had a hard semester and that I now know how to advocate for myself rather than letting anyone make decisions for me. This was seen by my decision to leave my university in 2017 because it is not helping me further my dreams as well as the area that we live in being toxic to my little family. This actually is making me really happy about 2017 because it's a new adventure for us.
We will be bringing in the 2017 with my mother and sister rather than me going partying. Honestly, I dont even remember bringing in 2016 because I was getting thrown out of an uber and vomiting everywhere (see guys I'm not perfect, I'm actually the hot mess express).
I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for me and to start my 101 in 1001 which will continue to make me the person I want to be for myself and Koko.