Blessings and Greetings!
This is my first post of 2019 and I’m glad to be here.
Wow! What a whirlwind of a year we’ve had. 2018 was possibly the equivalent of the matrix for some. I remember at the top of the year declaring 2018 as ‘the year of the challenge’. Bloody ‘ell was I right or was I right? I can’t begin to tell you how many tests I encountered. How many tests my loved ones encountered. The planets were doing the most in 2018. I never heard of the term ‘retrograde’ until last year. All of the sudden I became a bloody astronomer.
When I look back at the year in it’s entirety I actually have to say wow! Although I endured some really tough moments I’m astounded how the power of love got me through. I went through such a personal shift it’s unreal. I witnessed some of my dearest friends go through break ups that broke their hearts, I witnessed loved ones health deteriorate, I witnessed people responding to life events that would change them profoundly. Through it all I witnessed miracles.
Last year I witnessed bravery, joy, self empowerment, leaps of faith, community, sharing, building, exploring, applauding, imagining, declaring, fruition and helping. To me, all of these things equate to love. I saw these things in friends and strangers. I think I connected to strangers a lot more last year than ever in my life as a whole. I saw things in friends that I hadn’t realised. Friends I didn’t know loved me so much. I reconnected with old friends. I had people pray for me from different faiths. I had strangers read my spirit and confirm matters of my heart. I honestly cannot begin to tell you how moving my year was.
In between the heartache and headache I found out how f***ing strong I am. Jheeze! I found out my resilience is no bludc**** joke. I found out how my energy and existence affects people even without me uttering a single word. I found out that these words I type help people. My posts on Instagram have the potential to turn a frown upside down. I learned I am my own kind of amazing and those who wanna ride with me will stick with me and those who don’t will leave and I’m cool with that. I’ve learned how spiritual I’ve become and my senses are very much alive. For the first time in my life I believe I’m good at being me. I’m happy to be this spirit in this human form. Although I still have the regular challenges I’m just glad I think the way I do and engage the way I do. Learning about my power has brought about a deserving fire in my heart. It helps me speak to my purpose. If you ever see me chatting to myself don’t be alarmed. I do it often. I’m either cussing someone and begging God to save them or I’m affirming something positive with my heart and soul.
Last year I cried ’nuff’ but boy did I laugh too. The biggest lesson learned was probably about ‘energy’. Energy is super precious and I’m learning by the day how to preserve this source for better things. Alongside this lesson also is ‘karma’. In one of my posts I elaborate on this but my goodness, I think we all could benefit from really thinking about karma because it leaves no one out.
There were so many other lessons but I ain’t here to write a novel (not yet anyway)’.
I just want to say thank you 2018 for everything. The start to my 2019 has started different to what I expected and this is why I have decided to declare this year as ‘the year of the unexpected’.
Hold on to your hats people, brace yourself for all the things you never sensed coming!
But before I leave, I have to thank 2018 again as this was the year my blog was created. I’m no big time blogger but this is still big to me. People are feeling my words and feeding back to me. I’m reaching parts of the world I never imagined my words would travel to. I’m connecting with people from different walks of life who identify with me. I’m realising more and more about the power of connection and the continual need for it. It’s not to be underestimated and with that said, I shall continue this purpose of writing.
This blog is part of my purpose and I pray to use it wisely as long as it’s needed.
Amen & more vibes!
4 thoughts on “2018”
Before I comment, I must confess. I have followed your blog from afar but never really commented (This will that change this year; it already has with this lol).
I am so drawn to the way you write and share.
I am with on last year being the year of the challenge and my year of the unexpected kicked off a little early than most…I never quite imagined I’d be a single mama to 3 baby bears but here I am, blessed all the same. Like you, last year was probably one of my hardest for a whole heap of reasons. I went through emotions that I didn’t even know existed – weirdly despite it all. I laughed so much last year and really feel like I coming into my own and pray that I emerge as the person I am called to be. I am really looking forward to going through this year with you and just seeing what unexpected moments lie ahead. Things to enrich us, challenge us (‘cos there always has to be a challenge) grow us. Thanks Natski for your blog ❤
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Awww Laurie! You super soldier!
Listen, if you had started a blog, people would be blown away. The challenges I know you have gone through sometimes still have me dumbfounded.
Thank you so much for the love. Thank you so much for follow.
Whatever life throws at us this year may we be covered in strength, love and blessings.
Big hugs to your babies.
Forgive my typos. Cracked phone screen(hangs head in shame)