My 2018 Wrapped Up…

This past year has been so much fun for me, and I hope it has been great for all of you, as well!! I got the opportunity to go on many awesome trips, spend lots of time with my closest friends and family, and do lots of other cool things. Needless to say, I have made so many priceless memories this year, and I cannot wait to make more in 2019!

Although this year has been so great, I did struggle with a couple things. One thing I found myself constantly struggling with was trying to fit in and be like everybody else around me. There would be times when one of my friends would say something like “I don’t like her,” for whatever reason or what ever had happened between the two of them in the past, and the next thing I know I would be talking about that person, too. Sometimes it was people I barely even knew, or had only heard a couple things about. Looking back on it now, I realize that I shouldn’t of let the temptation of wanting to fit in so badly get in the way of doing the right thing, which should have been to simply try and make the conversation a positive one, instead of adding on to the negativity.

I have been trying to work on this struggle of mine for some time now, and I’m just now realizing how truly hard it is to remain neutral in all of the gossip that goes on around us. One thing I have learned through trying to get better about this is that you never know what someone could be going through; whether they struggle at home, or they struggle in some other way or form in life, you just never know what kind of battles they could be facing. One thing that has also helped me with trying to turn a conversation more positive is by realizing what I am saying and kind of like analyzing it in my mind. Thinking things like, “Is what I am saying/ about to say going to help make this conversation better, or just more negative?” That has been a huge way I have learned to be more of a positive person as far as gossiping goes.

In 2019 I definitely want to keep working on being more kind, and less judgmental towards people, even the ones who I am not the biggest fan of. I want to learn to love people of all types, kinds, differences, and personalities. So, wish me luck and pray for me as I start a new chapter full of love in my life! :))

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

-Philo

As for 2018, it has been a blast, but I’m super ready to see what 2019 has in store for me! Special thanks to all my friends and fam who made this year one to remember, I love you guys!! Also, I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas, and happy New Years!

-Ady Meek

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