10 Reasons Why 2016 Was One of The Best Years of My Life8:00 AM
"If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door." -Milton BerleI have found myself saying a few times in the last couple of weeks that 2016 was one of the best years of my life. If you have been keeping up with me and my journey, you know that I'm not saying that lightly because life has been hella rough for me in the last few years.
Real talk, this was THE year I reclaimed my belief in my greatness and worth. I just had to work through the murkiness of my emotions and push through the grief. Grief is a sneaky thing. It can spread out and seize other parts of your life, if you let it.
When the year kicked off, I was lost but feeling like I was on the verge of either a breakdown or a breakthrough. Just keeping it real with all of you.
And I was not trying to have a breakdown. Oh no. Life is too valuable and short for all that.
I decided early on this year that I had to create opportunities for myself. I was growing frustrated at the lack of representation of someone who looked like me and I also wanted to be seen in order to gain more opportunities pertinent to my purpose, and that wasn't quite happening as often as I wanted it to. I realized that I had to stop complaining and just focus on creating avenues for myself to be seen as well as pursue opportunities.
Dreams are meant to be chased, not waited for.
And it worked! I had an amazing year! And 2017 is looking to be good, too.
So here's the top 10 reasons why 2016 was a kick ass year for me and truly changed my life...
I can't wait to see what 2017 brings. I am already on board for another fashion campaign for a major plus size retailer that will focus on size diversity AND I am going to start writing for another body positive website. The sky's the limit!