Dear 2018,

I know we are a month into the year already, but there is still so much more to come and I am so happy.

Everyone, if not most, creates New Year's Resolutions. Most are to lose weight, a goal that will maybe stick a month but then be forgotten about, and for a moment I thought about doing that, but I wanted to be different I wanted to do something I could achieve. So, to start the year off on the right foot I told myself your goal is to love yourself and to be confident in all things I do.

So this summer, yes, you will see me ROCKING a bikini. Everday, I'll be taking a positive look towards things, knowing things could be worse, but I am still here.

I am finally back on campus, and after taking some online classes I am happy to actually be in the classroom. Back to full time. Take biology, math, interpersonal communication, and marriage and family living, then, of course, a bio lab.

I am studying everywhere I can, even when I am working those eight and a half hour shifts. I am going to try so hard because I screwed up once, and I will not do that again.

I have learned to cut people out of my life and let people in. This year, I told myself I need to do what makes me happy. So, that means I am not going to stand around and get hurt by people. I also learned it is okay to form relationships, and this new feeling you are having is normal. You can have crushes and have fun with it, and I can't wait to see where my relationships go this year.

So, 2018, I know where we are, and I cannot wait to see where we go. Up and down, I will pull through. I know I will continue to feel confident and sexy, and nothing can get in my way. So, stand clear because a fierce, strong, beautiful woman is coming through.

Love,

Laura