2019 was one of the most impactful years of my life.
What started off like any other year quickly changed when I almost lost my aunt who is like my second mother in May. Thankfully she’s still with us, but our family dynamic is forever changed.
One weekend in July, I got a call saying my father suddenly passed away from a heart attack. I kept thinking, “why God!?” I didn’t understand why things in my personal life were happening the way they were.
From May – August, I was in a very weird space. I kept a smile on my face most of the time, but my fiancee` knew I wasn’t myself and it was also affecting my job performance. I tried practicing self care, meditating and listening to sermons.
Finally, I sought help from a therapist. I didn’t realize how just talking to someone could help so much. I took some time for myself to work through what I was feeling and shortly, I started to feel better.
I have a long way to go and I know it won’t be easy. Thankfully, the last part of the year took a great turn. I traveled, had a great birthday, got engaged and worked on some of my goals.
I’m thankful for my struggles because they’ve made me stronger. I know that 2020 will be great (I’m claiming it!!!). I’m working more on my goals and I’m ready to see where the next decade takes me.