A wrap up of 2016

Today is New Years Eve! The day has finally come to celebrate the end of 2016 and welcome 2017 with open arms. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been more ready for a year to end in my life.

Now I know tomorrow everything won’t magically turn better. I know I’ll wake up tomorrow (most likely slightly hung over) the same Casie I’ve been majority of my life. Yet, I still find a new year refreshing, exciting, and filled with hope.

This year was a tough one for me. It was my first year as an almost full functioning adult. I am officially paying more bills than I ever thought imaginable, I’m sick of grocery shopping (buying for one is really, really challenging), paying for gas is my least favorite expense, and working eight hours each day is somehow exhausting. Through this entire year, I’ve taken a lot of time to examine my attitude, the friendships I have, the values I place on certain things, and what I want out of life and a career. By doing this, I’ve had more anxiety attacks than ever before, which led to my face breaking out a ton and made me become far less social than I’d like to admit. Sounds like a terrific year, right?

I try not to dwell on the negative aspects of life. This year I’ve also grown my savings account significantly, I had the time and funds to actually travel and visit friends, my sister got engaged to a pretty incredible guy, I got to see my best friend after about four or five years and help her pick her wedding dress, and so much more. I’ve gained a lot of life experience in a little amount of time. I’ve been humbled tremendously through my job, I’ve made amazing friends in my work environment, I’ve grown personally and professionally, and I’ve built my resume. All of these things make 2016 a pretty special year.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow being 2017. This is the year of the Fire Rooster according to the Chinese Calendar which means this is going to be a powerful year. Be mindful of the impressions you’re making, because each impression will definitely matter in regards to love, business, and money. Instead of focusing on risky adventures (aw bummer), focus on the well-proven, practical paths for success (yeah, we’ll see how I handle that. I’m feeling more risky this year). Some of you may not be into zodiac calendars or listening to horoscopes, but for some reason I really enjoy them. The Confused Millennial inspired me to be prepared for the year and see what predictions are being made.

Happy end of 2016, y’all! And here’s to new beginnings and adventures for 2017!

-Cas

P.S. Apparently this is my 50th post! Whatta time to be alive!

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