Another year passing by with the good, the bad and the in between. 2016 was the epitome of inconsistency, if i’d illustrate it on a graph, it will be with lots of peaks, troughs and few horizontal platforms here and there. But come to think of it, isn’t it just like any other year? I wouldn’t believe that there’s a life that isn’t filled with ups and downs, with sadness and happiness, with losing as well as gaining, with love, hate, and grief. 

My 2k16 started off good, went on with ups and downs, in so many aspects of my life, and if you’d have asked me a week ago, i’d say it is ending as a horrible one. But after a lot of thinking, i’ll say it is definitely ending on good terms, regardless of what i’ve lost, especially in the past couple of days. I’ve lost people who were dear to me, i’ve lost my heart along with them, and most importantly i’ve lost my trust in people and in my own judgement. Nonetheless, i’ve gained much much more, i’ve got to know people that i’d once called acquaintances but are now dear friends to me, i’ve got to know what people are made of actually, when thrown into a situation, because as the saying goes:

“Only hardships could show you who’s gold, and who’s gold plated” 

And im forever thankful to that. 

Now i don’t expect 2017 to be any different, and neither should you. A year will not be good to you or bad to you unless you will it enough to be so. what’s changing is just the date, unless you decide to change yourself along with it. It will be full of ups and downs, just like all the ones before it, however that should give you a head start and prepare for the coming roller coaster. 

What you should do is enjoy the ups, learn from the downs and rise up again from the in between. Look at it as if you’re one year closer to achieving your dream, one year closer to finding your own  self, and one year closer to finding your “personal legend” in the universe-as sir Coelho says- that you shall reach after all. 

I wish you all a good ending to 2016, and that 2017 shall be full of more ups than downs, more love than hate and more gain than loss, especially gaining oneself. May the odds be in your favor, and the changing of date comes with true change of oneself as well. 

Happy New Year. ❤️