A Year in the Making

It’s been one year since I made my first post on from earth and stars. Twelve months of new adventures and new paths. Three hundred and sixty-six days (thanks, leap year!) of living, learning, and traveling the world. And it’s all right here.

In many ways, I am the same as I was last year. I am still a twenty-something, still trying to figure it all out, still writing it all down in the process. I would still like to be a humble and noble human being. To make good choices and leave an impression on some part of the world.

Things don’t always come perfect or easy, so there have been some misadventures along the way. Some mistakes (both big and small), sleepless nights, less-than-great decisions, feelings of regret and inadequacy… I am still here though, still living my life as unexpectedly and imperfectly as ever. And in many ways, I have become an entirely different person. I have opened my mind. Explored new cultures. Laughed until I couldn’t breathe. Walked down new roads. There are still many of those roads to cross as I try to get to exactly where I want to be—wherever that is. I am focusing my energy on being kinder, smarter, stronger, and more compassionate. On celebrating as much of life as I can, and on leaving the worry behind.

I will continue to be adventurous and make mistakes. I will continue to laugh uncontrollably and chase my rabbits around the living room. I will learn as I go and let it help me grow. This has been a year in the making, and many years to come.

Be humble for you are made of earth.
Be noble for you are made of stars.
—Serbian proverb

This is a reminder to myself, and to all of you, why I started this journey in the first place. Why we are here, and why it matters how we do the things we do. As we move through the hustle of every day life, remember where you’ve come from—even long before you came into this world. Let your past influence your future, but don’t let it define you. You are a new person every day, but you are still you.

For the next year, let yourself be humble and noble, and enjoy every moment the journey brings you.

 

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