2021.. Ah where do I begin?
For some reason this year feels different. So many beautiful experiences and so many stupid ones,but none that I regret.
There was a small write up by Rupi kaur that touched my heart towards the end of last year and when I was re reading it today, it felt like it is just as applicable today, in fact even more applicable this time.
“It has been one of the greatest and difficult years of my life. I learnt that everything is temporary. Moments. Feelings. People. Flowers. I learnt love is about giving everything and letting it hurt. I learnt that vulnerability is always the right choice because it is easy to be cold in a world that makes it so difficult to remain soft. I learnt all things come in twos. Life and death. Pain and joy. Salt and sugar. Me and you. It is the balance of the universe. It has been an year of hurting so bad but living so good. Making friends out of strangers. Strangers out of friends. Learning mint chocolate ice cream will fix about everything. And for pains it can’t there will always be my mothers arms. We must learn to focus on warm energy. Always. Soak our limbs into it and become better lovers to the world. If we can’t learn to be kinder to eachother how will we ever learn to be kinder to the most desperate part of ourselves.” – Rupi kaur
And out of those many experiences this year, there are two very important things that I have learnt, firstly to prioritise my mental health – to be very honest it sounded like an overrated thing until I realsied how important it is. So in 2022 I am going to put my mental health first.
Secondly, growing up in the 21st century instant gratification is something that I need, in order to feel good about myself. And social media only makes it worse. Along with that I changed my school this year and the effort to fit in to the crowd was worse than I imagined, I have been trying hard not to be bothered by what other people have to say, because there will always be something to say, so I figured, might as well wear those bell bottom pants and jump off that cliff.
But truthfully more than anything, I am grateful for all my friends and family who have stayed with me throughout! Here’s to a kickass 2022!