2016 – a year full of memories, the year I spent in Australia without my family and without the people I used to have around me all the time until I was 19. What was I thinking when I decided to go to Australia? A country that is or was totally new to me, another continent away from the place I’ve spent 19 years at. Well I guess what everyone else thought when they finished high school and decided to leave the home country-a new part of my life can begin, I’ll find out who I really am, what I really want to achieve in life and all that stuff. I’ve spent more than a year away from home and have I found out who I really am and what I’m gonna do with the rest of my life?
The answer is no. I’ve had an amazing year with ups and downs, I made friends-some for a lifetime and some only for a few months until they decided I don’t fit into their imagination of a friend or whatever it was. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter because the memories will last forever even though that one person might not be your friend anymore, but he or she spent some time of your life with you and together you might have created great memories.
Every person I met on my journey, whether it was a friend or just someone I met on my journey, they helped me. And I believe that everything that happens in your life teaches you a lesson and you can learn from every person you meet in your life, everything that happens in your life, if it was a meeting you keep in mind as a good one or a bad one, you learn for a lifetime and what you experience, by yourself and with the people you meet, where you experience it, it forms your own character and makes you who you are.
2016– if you think about it now, maybe you think you had a really bad time and you think 2016 – that year was horrible for me and I’m so happy this year is finally over and I can’t wait for everything to get better because it’s finally a new year. Well maybe you should think about it again and think about what I just said above.
You do have bad experiences sometimes, I won’t deny that and yes, you’ll always have a bad time in your life where maybe something didn’t happen as you wanted it to be. Because that’s what life is all about. Ups and downs, bad times, learn from it, get up and show everyone, what’s even more important is to show it to yourself, that you’ve learned from it and that there are better times to come. That is a thing you always need to keep in mind if you’re having a bad time, there are always better times to come, that’s life. And you can always learn from your experiences, whether it was a good one or a bad one.
My first months in Australia were incredible. I was overwhelmed by all those new things, new people in a country that was totally new to me and I didn’t really realise that the place I was staying at wasn’t the right place to be for me. When I finally left the place I felt horrible. I felt like I tried so hard the first 3 months to not do any mistakes and I dissapointed a lot of people and that I failed, that I did all that for nothing. What I didn’t realise then but later was that I had to let go of that feeling to be open to the new place, new people and everything that was better for me and everyone else around me.
I appreciate that I was able to see all those beautiful places, I appreciate that I met all those lovely people I can now share all the wonderful memories with.
I would have never thought that I’d be where I am now and when I look back to the year 2016 I don’t regret a single thing. I am so thankful for all the beautiful people for all the people in my life and I can’t be thankful enough for all the support and love people give and share with me.
If you look back and think about 2016 now, look at the good things, maybe also the bad things but think about what it made of you, how it changed you and what you’ve learned.
Maybe you can think of something to be thankful for, something you wanna achieve in 2017 or something you’d like to change in your life. Believe in yourself and you might get to know yourself a little more.
In my opinion you learn a lifetime and it takes time to get to know yourself. 2016 brought me nothing else but surprises and nothing happened how I thought it would and I’m not saying it is a bad thing but the opposite.
You might think you know yourself pretty well.
Life always comes with surprises.
-Always believe that the impossible is always possible-