It is at about this time each year that I become reflective and go over the events of the year. It has been an eventful year for us as a family but also for me personally.I have a wonderful family who have supported me , through health scares, employment issues, studying and also through many personal crisis when I have been feeling disappointed and let down by people I considered to be friends. Not one to give up on friendships easily,I have found breaking all ties with some individuals difficult but something I had to do. I value true friends and will support them through good times and bad but I cannot and will not be used, deceived and disrespected. This has happened a few times this year and sadly, I have severed ties with those people. I used to allow myself to be used and feel bad about it , but I allowed it to continue, so I had no one to blame except myself . There was only one way to deal with those problems and that was to remove myself from them, which I did. I appreciate a love dearly my true friends and also wish to thank them for their support through out this past year. Life is too short to spend it feeling bad about yourself.How can you love and respect others when you don’t love yourself?
Overall though, it has been a year of exploration for me. I have renewed several relationships from my past, made some very good friends,discovered new interests and achieved well above what I expected I could this year(the bathroom included LOL). When I look around and see what others are going through, I realise I really do have a fortunate life. For this I am grateful and will never take it for granted 🙂