Always honor your accomplishments


While some are quick to say good bye to 2015 for me its bitter sweet.  2015  has brought on so many great memories and experiences.  I traveled to three different countries, met new people, blended a family, dug deeper into the self, grew closer to my family, and experienced love on such a profound level.  As I experienced life this year I was present in each and every moment often times stopping to just breathe and soak in the moment.  I like to end my year with thoughts of my accomplishments rather than only thinking of things I might have failed on.  My biggest accomplishment this year is remaining present through every experience that I dug into.   This year has been my best year yet.


As I enter into a new year I have a sense of peace and calm on what is to come.  I’ve stretched myself to places within me I never knew existed. Three years ago when I was just discovering who I was I  had hope that I would get to the place I am today.  I knew during the hard times that all I had to do was get through it.  Feel it. Handle it. Process it and grow from it.  So when the clock struck midnight on 12/31/2015 I didn’t cry. I wasn’t scared of 2016. I just sat in peace reflecting on how different this New Years Eve had been compared to the three before.  This year my goal is to spend more time with others.  I was so busy taking care of my heart and healing my soul that now I am ready to do more for others.


On the last full moon of 2015 I wrote down all the things I wanted to let go of. My list had two things that I had already been working towards…I ripped up the paper and tossed it into the ocean.  As the waves swallowed my list I smiled and realized I had already let those things go a long time ago. All I was doing was holding on to the “idea”.  It was my ah ha moment, but even with that I honored myself that night and was proud of my accomplishments.

So lets ring in the new year honoring yourself for being, for loving, for forgiving, for helping, for being kind.



This article has 2 comments

  1. Bianca Valentim-Thomas

    Such a beautiful post!!! I’m so proud and happy for you!!!
    You are beautiful soul!

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