Year End Reflections…

We have finally approached the last week of 2014 and though I am not attempting to rush life I am actually pretty glad its over. Though overall I have a pretty good productive year. It has also been a struggle. Emotionally I have realized a lot about myself over the last year though some of its lowest points. But I have realized that self discovery doesn’t come without some heartache. However, I have realized that these are the situations in life that grow us into the selves we were destined to be. I have lost some friends this year, seen some other people for who they really are, and even had my heartbroken by some of these situations, but I have also became a partner in a new business venture, started this blog, was published in an anthology that will be published this year, finally started the process of publishing my first book of poetry.

These are some amazing opportunities that I have been blessed with this year, and doesn’t even begin to scratch the service of who I have become this year as a woman. This success is great but to have people in your life to share it with is also great. I realize now that I had to let go of people to make room for some new ones in the future. I have also began to see and love myself in a whole other way that I was use to by taking the time to remove my weaves and nail tips for awhile. That adventure alone was a rollercoaster ride but I am so glad that I was able to do it. Now I still get my nails done from time to time and these winter winds have me considering some ever coverage on my head, but they are no longer a necessity to me. I can be just as creative and beautiful with out all of the extras. Now I still have some insecurities but it just means I am human. These processes are all important to my individual growth.

Walking into a new year should be like slipping on a new dress. It’s always done with a new excitement and usually proceeded with caution. For the new year to come I am learning how to move forward and start making decisions that are going to benefit ME and my future. I am still learning about me but the will be a life long journey. The same it is for all of us. That is why it is so important to reflect on the things that we have done to grow and the things that have gotten in our way over the last year. As 2014 ends and 2015 begins I know that I have to make changes to get changes. For example, I want to see a lot more beauty and love in my life, so I am going to take the time to reflect on the changes that I need to make to attract these things. And as I have mentioned before, I am a workaholic which leave a lot of time for me to invest into personal relationships. I know this is something that I know I need to change. So take the time this week to reflect and restore it will be so worth it.

Have Blessed and Happy New Year,

Lou Hargrove

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