Everyone around me seems to agree that 2016 was the worst year they've had in a while, there is no doubt that I have to agree however I believe a "Thank You" is appropriate.
From struggling with friendships, being asked to be Nannie, having self-confidence and anxiety problems, my granny unexpectedly passing away, meeting my favorite You Tubers, having to put down my dog I've had since kindergarten, starting my first job, along with hurting from my first official big girl heartbreak; this year has been a roller coaster but it has taught me an abundance of things.
People have their own lives but a true friend will always be a phone call away even if you have not talked in a while.
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Not everyone has to be your friend and not everyone has to like you. That is okay. Do what makes you happy. Be yourself because people will love you for you. Do not be sorry for being yourself.
No matter how someone has treated you, forgive and cherish the good moments instead of focusing on the bad ones.
Believe that you can do anything if you work hard enough.
Trust in Gods plan.
Tell the people you love, that you love them as often as you can because you will never know when will be the last time you get to say it or they will get to hear it.
Never regret a moment because at one time or another it was most probably exactly what you wanted. Do not be scared to speak first. Now, I would rather go for it than have missed an opportunity. Being single is not a bad thing. You need to love yourself before you can love someone else. Sometimes your first decision is the right one. Do not second guess yourself.Love yourself enough to know when it is time to walk away. Don't build walls.It is okay to let people see you less than your best because no one is perfect. Sometimes you have to let loose and have fun. If you can not enjoy yourself you will not have stories to tell later.
It is perfectly okay to not have a plan. Going with the flow for me, at least, is extremely difficult but I've learned it can take you to amazing places.
Let your parents be in your life. Tell them your crazy stories. They were young once and have most likely done and probably still do the crazy things you do. Push through rough days but know it is okay to stop and breathe. Let your walls down and let others in your life. Just because someone does not know you doesn't been they don't want too. Not all boys say "hey" with bad intentions. Give people a chance. They just might surprise you. So, thank you 2016 for all the lessons and memories. I hope 2017 will be a year to remember, just like you.