An Ode to 2017

Hi guys!

First things first, I just want to apologize to all my subscribers for my obvious absence. This year has been crazy (in a good way) and I just haven't had the time to blog as much as I would have liked. With that being said, I resolve to blog much more often in 2018. 2017 was such an amazing year for me, it was a year of major personal growth, self-discovery and VERY productive (if I do say so myself). I wish I could've blogged more to take you guys along on my journey but I honestly feel like it was better this way. I actually had time to live in the moment, reflect and just appreciate all the blessings bestowed upon me this year.

Just a heads-up, this post is gonna be EVERYWHERE. It's so much I want to say and being that I'm typing this on a motivational whim, I don't even know where the heck to begin. But bare with me, guys... this is gonna be good.

So, Facebook has this thing now where it shows you what you posted on that day from prior years. Out of curiosity, I literally click on it EVERY DAY to see what was going on in my life around that time in the past. I honestly cannot believe how far I've progressed in a few years time. The posts I used to put up, illustrated someone who was hurting and miserable. And ya know what, It wasn't even literal written posts that conveyed this... it was more the "sayings" and "memes" I was reposting. I masked it in a form of uplifting others but in all honesty, I was just trying to uplift myself. Subliminally telling myself to hold on, to fight another day, it would get better, I deserved better, etc etc. I was at the lowest of all lows and that's how I chose to cope. I don't know if anyone else caught on to it, but looking back, it was right there, plain as day. I needed to be saved & I knew the only person that could save me, WAS ME. So I did. I removed myself from toxic situations, toxic people & toxic thinking.

I started fresh. I had to re-prioritize. I believed if I put ME first, everything else would fall into place. And it did.

This was an amazing, stress-free year. This was literally my first time being single, in my adult twenties and I LOVED IT. Don't get me wrong, I don't regret my relationship but in the absence of one I was able to focus on myself & my personal growth. All the energy that I allocated into my relationship, I gave to myself. And with that energy I was able to be productive with my education, secure a better job, be a better mother, and I also learned to love myself unconditionally. *Yells to the top of my lungs* I have been limitlessly (issa word today) happy! In 2017, I have rebuilt and redefined my relationship with myself and also with other people. Everything that I have done this year, has been on my terms and that's how it will be moving forward.

If I had to describe 2017 in one single phrase, I would say, "I WAS LIVIN!" and I honestly cannot wait to see what 2018 has to bring.

Now to talk about the technicalities of "The Quarter Life" blog & it's future;

In 2018, I would like to try something different with my blog. I would like to center my posts around my audience... Yep, that's right, you! I'm blessed (and cursed) to be one of those people who always get hit up for advice. And the advice people ask me for, are usually based around issues and situations we've ALL been through. My friends ask me all kinds of things, from how to juggle parenting with school & work, love questions, personal dilemmas, you name it! Heck, I have a few people in my favorites list that I call up when I need some type of direction. Of course, not all posts will be about issues us, young adults, face but there will be a few. Also, it's so much STUFF going on in the world, current events & pop culture will definitely be touched on a lot too. So if you have something you would PERSONALLY like for me to blog about, don't be afraid to send me a message on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexisjenae

Also...a podcast JUST might be in the works. I'll keep you guys updated on that development.

Probably won't make another post before the year is out, so Happy Holidays to you all & Cheers to 2018! Love you guys

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