I had a goal to start working more on myself, to make my life more interesting, better and I've joined organization in Uni which has been a great thing, I've met loads of new people when I became a mentor for freshmen in my Uni as well, I was a volunteer in one project this Summer and had a blast, I've started taking a contemporary dance class which has been a dream of mine for years and years, I've started learning Spanish in Uni along with my French degree I'm studying for.
I've also really wanted to be more grateful. I believe that gratitude is an essential part of your life, I think it's impossible to be 100 percent happy if you are not grateful, you can have biggest castles and Chanel bags to put your newest iPhones into, you can have a chance to travel around the world but if you are not grateful for everything you have, no matter how big or small, you can't be happy. Which is what I tried to work on more this year and I'm glad to say there were days when this little act of gratitude really shifted my perspective on life. It does help and there are some things to be grateful for all the time, you just have to learn to notice them and magic can happen.
I've got so many things to be grateful for this year - I got to travel, to see some of my favorite bands ever play live, I spent amazing time with the people I love the most. But as it always is, I would be lying if I said that there weren't times when I felt incredibly alone and lonely and felt like I hadn't anyone to turn to, that there weren't times when I felt completely lost in life and felt like I have absolutely nothing figured out, that I haven't spent hours and hours comparing my life to others or to the plans I've created years ago in my head like my life should be when I will be 21. But I've learned pretty important lessons this year as well - to let go of people who need to go, to trust myself more, to do things even if they are making my stomach turn into millions of knots, sometimes they are really worth it, to be more active and to be more open towards other people.
The most memorable of times was definitely this past Summer. It was filled with so many exciting things that sometimes it felt a little unreal to be true. I loved living through this experience that was my life in the summer, I loved travelling around my country or through the seas. This was the summer of joy and other seasons can't really fully live up to my wonderful summer.
I don't find enough words to express just how grateful I am to be able to say that I had a good year because there was nothing more I had wished for as we were saying goodbye to 2013 and no matter if there are goals I haven't fully achieved, this one has definitely been the most important.
I hope you all had a great year and if this was not the year you will remember with a smile on your beautiful face, you have a brand new year coming up very very quickly. It's another chance to get it right, to make your life just as amazing as you want it to be, to become the person you've always wanted to be and become the happiest and the best yourself you can be. Let's raise our glasses to new beginnings tonight and for a year of real happiness! Happy New Year!