A holiday message.
On this Christmas Eve, I awoke to an awe inspiring Christmas state of mind. Filled with many happy thoughts and excitement for the new year. I wanted to take time and reflect over the past year and think about the future as I look to the new year. Let me start by saying I am truly grateful for the people that I have in my life. My family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances i’ve interacted with over the past year. Without all of the love, support, and companionship each of you provided over the course of the past year I was able to achieve many great things. While I can’t deny there were just as many downs as there were ups. I had the strength to use the good and push through the bad like never before.
I had the opportunity to be apart of several really special events this year, some I’ve shared with you, and other more personal ones I kept to myself. Regardless of what it was they changed me for the better. I can only be appreciative and thanks to those who made them happen. I couldn’t have been more proud to be apart of my Best friend Chad and his beautiful wife Zahra’s Wedding. A truly inspiring event that warmed my heart and still glows today because of it. Excitement still can’t describe what I have for there future. With Noah on the way, I can only wish them the absolute best and believe that they are going to build a great life together.
School has been something of an on-going feat for me. Part of the “plan” has always been to get a good education and do the things you love. Well, plans never work out as intended, so what do you do… You roll with what life gives you and try to make the best of it. That’s what i’ve done over the past several years and partly finished earlier this year. My unwavering commitment to finishing school has really made me proud that I can achieve the things that I want out of life. Things that before I thought would never come my way, are now obtainable by my dedication and vision of a world that I create.
With this great accomplishment it seems I had reopened several wounds this year that I wasn’t proud of before. Well, I am still not proud of them but I was able to face them this year and realize that these wounds do not define me. Heck, most of them are pretty dang normal, nonetheless, I will heal them and move forward. An internal struggle can be one of the worst battles to fight. It turns out realizing that the things standing in my way for the future isn’t the battle but, the things that I believe about them is what I must overcome.
It’s true I am a dreamer, one that has visions of today, tomorrow, and 100 years from now. Until this year, being a dreamer really didn’t help me much. Always having a plan but never feeling my life could take me there. Ideas that I thought would one day define me as someone who I want to be. I believe now that, they define who I am today, and what choices I should make for the future.
So, as I look back on this year I can only see so much to be proud of. Accept the things as they are so I can change them for the future. Ultimately know that no matter what, good or bad, that things will work out.The new year will undoubtedly be a handful, and I am ready for it. No resolutions just solid goals to work towards with good decisions and the support of the accomplishments I’ve already made.
With all that said, I can’t think of another way to end this post but by once again thanking everyone for all of their support this year and to come. I couldn’t have made it through this year without you. I am happy to share this Christmas time with you and roll into the new year like never before! I wish everyone a safe and a happy holiday!
Merry Christmas and have a very happy new year!