Every year around this time, most people take a moment to reflect on the year that has passed. To me this nothing out of the ordinary since I tend to analyze the events that happen in my life on a normal occasion. Since the topic of this blog is reflection, here’s a little personal insight on what this year represented to me.
It was a year of growth for me. I expanded my horizons in my professional life as well as my personal one. I did some risk taking this year and although it didn’t always pan out for me (Hanging Up My Yellow Tie), I certainly learned to deal with the outcome. It was also the year I learned who I truly was and what I am made of. I learned more about my personality traits and the natural characteristics that influence my relationships with people. I discovered what some of my true passions are in life (PechaKucha Presentation: Discovering Your True Passion) and how I’ve always embraced them without knowing. And more recently, I learned about the laws of attraction and how they affect my every move. As much as this year feels like it was about me (self-discovery), it wouldn’t have been possible without the influence of all the people in my life.
This year I really discovered the importance and purpose people have in my life. I’m truly blessed to have the most amazing set of friends and colleagues in the world. However, there’s also the other people in one’s life that most people think little about. The ones that sort of just step into your life at random times only to leave behind an impression or perhaps a bit of inspiration. I won’t say that every person was there for a positive reason, but even from those people I was able to learn a lesson that I could turn into a positive purpose. Some helped me refine my talent, others catered to my passions, about a dozen or so were a constant source of support, a couple of them truly inspired me and then there was one (or two) that truly consumed my thoughts and emotions.
I could definitely go on forever with this post, perhaps it’s a sign that I should write a book, but I think this is a good stopping point. I really would just like to thank everyone that has entered into my life in one way or another. I hope that I can return the blessing by supporting, entertaining, or inspiring you in some way. You are truly what makes me the person that I am today. Thank you and have a happy, safe, and prosperous new year!