Another year has ended and it only seems like we started yesterday. I have to admit that this was not the year I had hoped for at the beginning but then again life is unexpectable and it will never be like exactly the way we want it to be. Life was tough for me this year, it wasn’t so much a roller coaster as it was a path of hot coal. Looking back and thinking of all the couldve’s and should’ves and all that good stuff it was great. I came to understand many things about my surroundings and about myself, there is always something to learn. You see I have two options fall back and deprive myself from happiness from all that has happened or learned from what happened and smile because life goes on. I preffer to take the second one.

      I think that for the first time in my life I am more inclined to believe not in random acts but in acts for reason. I am starting to incline towards the “things happen for a reason” kind of a deal. That was no me one year ago. I used to believe that it was all random and that whatever happened happened for no reason at all. Over the course of the year I dealt with many situations most unfavorable yet satisfactorily fruitful. Life is great and I’m glad to have another day of it.

      I’ve come to learn many things this year, things that I wasn’t too happy about at first but with time learned that it was best to know now than later. I matured over the past year and I learned to think a bit more differently. I spent more time with my family the way I had planned at the beginning. I set out to acomplish a few goals like accepting and finishing an academic project. I learned how to bake. My patience level went up, way up. I learned to remain cool in times when I would normally go insane. I learned to be a better listener. I learned to observe better and take better mental notes of my surroundings, believe me this comes in very handy. I learned to not worry my life away with simple things but to try and enjoy every minute that I could. I was able to keep smiling even through the darkest of times and that is something that no one was able to take away from me.

      I learned these and many things more last year. Now its that time to start again, a new year, a new decade. Lets begin with a smile, with a positive outlook on the future and together we can get to places we cant even imagine. Smile, smile big and proudly. 

Smile because no one can take it away from you. Happy New Year!