Another year is gone! Amazing how fast time goes by. I feel like I just started school at Tufts University, yet here I am, entering my second semester of sophomore year. 2017 has been a year of change and growth for me. Looking back through my Believe Training Journal, I realized just how much I have changed physically and mentally. If you have a journal, training log or even a social media account, I encourage you to look back on your logs before you make your New Years resolutions. Just see how much has changed!
At the beginning of 2017, I went from injured runner to a strong, hammer thrower. I found meaningful relationships with new friends and loved ones, though sometimes I lost touch with myself. I became a personal trainer, struggled to balance school, work and stress, and even experienced my first death. My dog of 14 years, Snowflake, passed away this July. I will never forget how incredible it was to have her in my life!
I turned 20, took public transportation a lot, and decided I wanted to pursue a PhD in physiology. I’ve cried quite a bit, but laughed even more. 2017 has been a year of growth for me, both physically and mentally. In 2018, I want to keep growing! I want to welcome more change for the opportunities it brings, and learn to be less judgmental and more accepting! I want to fuel my spirit, not just my body, as I seem to place the most emphasis on physical and mental goals. It’s time for a more holistic approach to wellness, and 2018 is as good a time as any to start!
What are your 2017 reflections? 2018 goals? Let me know in the comments!