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Sunday, December 31, 2017

that's a wrap 2k17

It’s crazy to think that today is New Years Eve—officially the last day EVER of 2017. Man, I feel like this year flew by in the blink of an eye. I always remember my Great Grandfather Johnson once told my dad that the older you get, the quicker time seems to go by. He was absolutely right.

2017 was a challenging, exciting, eventful, thriving, flourishing (I've worked on expanding my vocabulary, can you tell?), life-changing year for me. It was filled with all sorts of wonderfully happy and dreadfully sad moments. I created a new blog, I was in my first wedding, my sister got engaged, I moved to Park City… without a doubt, it’s been one amazing, wild and stormy journey. 

Moving across the country by myself to Park City, UT has been BY FAR one of the BEST decisions of my life. After Christmas, I couldn’t wait to get back. I told my parents that I felt like I was going home. I love it here that much. Going back to New York for the holidays felt very different, it was very bittersweet. There’s a quote on Pinterest that I found that describes exactly how I felt:

“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed, is you.”

I love my new life in Park City and I honestly can’t imagine where I would be had I not come out here. It’s true what they say, your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. 

I feel very excited for 2018. I have a strange feeling that it’s going to be my best year yet, partly because I want it to be. I have many new goals that are scary and exciting all at the same time. It will be a year of beginnings, taking on new endeavors and putting myself out into the world. I want to leave the past behind, break bad habits, let go of limiting beliefs and cut the negative ties in my life. I hope to travel to a country I have yet to visit, meet new people, and create some really outstanding memories. I want to continue to read more books, use my phone less (especially social media), and start saving more money to invest into my future. I want to ski as much as I possibly can this season (fingers crossed for snow) and explore all the mountains that Utah has to offer. Most importantly, I want to become the happiest person I know and continue to fall in love with every aspect of my life. 

Well friends, just like that...it’s time to call 2017 a wrap! 

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.”

Happy New Years Eve, everyone. 
& tonight at midnight, a very Happy New Year.

Keep on keepin’ on—
XX, Laura 

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