Psalms 118: 24 ~ "This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it."
GOODBYE 2017! Welcome 2018!
As I reflect back on 2017, I thank God for keeping me. He has brought me from a mighty long way and to know that He is with me every step of the way is a blessing. So below, are 5 incredible things that happened to me in 2017 but I know that this merely just the beginning!
1) Graduated college
To see my family in the crowds and cheering me on as I walked across the stage to receive my degree in Communication was incredible. It was in that moment that I knew that all the hard work and time I put in, had paid off.
2) Attend a women's empowerment conference in Pittsburgh, PA
My family and I made the eight-hour drive to Pittsburgh, PA over the summer. It was my first time there and it was such a rewarding experience. During the Hustle Her Way conference, I had the opportunity to meet incredible entrepreneurs, content creators, bloggers, and more. I walked away with just the right fire I needed to launch all the ideas I had been procrastinating on.
3) Went to Jamaica with my mom for two weeks
This year, I had the opportunity to travel to Jamaica over the summer with my mom. While there, we rode horses on the beach, ate until we couldn't eat anymore, soaked up so much sun, spent time with family, and saw my grandpa, whom I haven't seen in over seven years. I can say that this was such a much-needed trip that allowed me to learn more about my culture and realize that connecting to the Jamaican diaspora is crucial.
4) Was offered and accepted a full-time job opportunity
Getting offered a full-time job fresh out of college in an industry that I love was definitely another highlight of this year. I am so happy to be able to not only work for an incredible company but being able to use my skills, experiences, and have more than enough room to grow not only as an individual but within any career endeavor.
5) Stepped out of fear, relied on faith, and launched my blog
I am filled with so much joy knowing that I finally launched this blog. I remember the moments where I often questioned the direction, the plan, the purpose, and whether or not it was even worth it. With each blog post, I am learning that I just have to simply trust God, in everything and through everything.
2017 was great but 2018 is my year of expectation and increase. I pray that for you, 2018 is a year of giving God not only your best, but proclaiming YES to everything that He would have you to do.
What are some things that happened to you in 2017? Good? Bad? Or indifferent? Let me know your thoughts!