In 2015 I picked the college I was going to enroll in. I graduated high school. I went to orientation and met some great people. I went to the beach and got closer to God. I moved to a new city started school and met more people. I had my faith challenged and my views disputed. I learned to love my body and the way God made me. I grew closer to my parents after years of constant head butting. I learned how to move on from the past and look forward to the future. I learned that I didn’t need to control every little thing in my life. I learned to love my skin not just for its blemishes but for its color,
I learned being darkskin doesn’t mean I’m unattractive it means I’m just another shade of beautiful.
I learned that a few bad test don’t define you. I learned that it’s okay to cry and that some friendships aren’t worth saving.
In 2015 I saw my best friend be hurt by the guy she loved and still go back to him. I learned that guys aren’t everything and that there is nothing wrong waiting for the right man. I learned never to settle , I don’t think I can stress enough how the right person will not require you to settle. Yeah we may be single for awhile but when that person comes it’ll be so much sweeter.
In 2015 I was being bullied and pushed around I was at one of the lowest places in my life, and in 2015 I realized how absolutely amazing and loving and encouraging 4 girls God put in my life were. Leigh, Dana, Alexa, Ashtyn thank you for helping me out of my dark places.
I thank God for bring new people into my life this year too. Joslyn and Blake especially. Y’all pushed me to do better and laughed with me and I can’t thank you enough.
The things that happened this past year was one of the best and the worst years to date, and I wouldn’t Chage it for anything cause it’s shaped me.
So to you: you’ve made it to a new year, 2015 May have brought pain and it may have brought happiness. But now you are entering in a new chapter of life, a new page to write more to your story. This next chapter can be hard. Or it can be filled with rewards. None of us know. But I do know that there is one thing we can All enter 2016 with. Hope, & love. Hope for the new year and what it will bring and love for the people you have entering the new year with.
I hope 2016 brings you so much Joy. God Bless.
Happy New Year,
With love Ama ♡