Saying Goodbye to 2016

With New Year’s quickly approaching, I reflect on the past year and the goals I set out to accomplish. As I look over my list of resolutions, which I have taped to the wall above my desk, I feel discouraged as I haven't gotten close to completing any of them. After my few minutes of feeling like a loser passes, I think about how far I have come on a personal level this year. I may not have many external achievements to show off, but the internal surpass what I ever thought was possible. I realize that my inner transformation had to happen before I could tackle these other projects. Like an old dilapidated house that cannot provide proper shelter, I had to renovate in order to create a beautiful, livable space where my ideas could flourish.

Overall, 2016 has been a good year for me. Though the past two months have been tough. I know I’m not the only one who feels it. There has been an influx of heavy energy in the air, bringing up lots of old thought patterns, emotions, and old tendencies. Big plans were made and big plans were changed. But hey, that’s life and we must learn to deal. My biggest lesson learned this year has been just that. How to deal. I used to do whatever I could to escape my mind and what was needed to be dealt with. I put my health on the back burner for years because of it. In addition to learning to deal, I have also learned to forgive and let go. I promise once you master this, things will change. When a thought comes into your head you have a choice. You can either think negatively and wallow in it or you can think positively and release it. It all starts with just one thought. Even if it’s a terrible memory, bring light to it and be thankful for the experience. Most likely you learned something from it. Take that knowledge and continue walking your path with your head held up high. 

Although it was posted a year ago, Astrology Club gave its predictions for 2016 by explaining the year based on numerology. It’s fascinating to read and see how my life mirrored the changes they predicted. Don’t beat yourself up if you didn’t accomplish your resolutions either. 2016 broken down to single digits equals 9. Nine is a finishing number and represents the end of a cycle. Allow 2016 to be an ending to whatever is it you need. Release all that you no longer suits you and welcome the fresh start of 2017.