Hi there, Kacie here! So I’m going to do something a little bit different today...
Getting personal is not something I typically do...with anyone. Seriously, I am a closed book and that’s just the way I like it. But, 2015 was a major turning point in my life and I thought that maybe sharing some of my thoughts and insight might help someone else who is on the fence about making a major life change. Some of you (but not most of you) may know that until recently, I was married. While I won’t get into the specifics of that, I did want to share some positive thoughts and my outlook for this new year.
2015 was by far my most challenging year, and while there were some very hard days, it was also the year that I took my life back. I lived many years losing bits of myself each and every day, standing around in someone else’s life and putting all of my hopes and dreams on the back burner. When I turned 28 last April, I knew it was time to stop. And I realized this: life is too short to just go through the motions. If something makes you unhappy, stop doing it. If you want something, go get it. You are in control of your life and no one else is going to make you happy. You have to do what is best for yourself and forget the rest. Learn from your mistakes and move on, but vow to never make them again.
2016 marks the start of a new life for me, a fresh start - and I’m excited! For the first time in a long time, I feel like myself again. This year I want to do things that make me happy. I want to remember all of my dreams and remember that they’re not out of reach. I want to make new friends, go new places, try new things and step outside my comfort zone. No more settling for less, no looking back.
It’s hard to understand why things turn out the way they do, but I know that it’s all just a part of our life’s story. A story that doesn’t necessarily have to make sense to anyone else because it’s all our own. So make edits, switch genres and ignore the critics. You are the author of your story and January marks the start of a brand new chapter.
2016, I’m comin’ for ya!