2018 is 3 days away and I can’t help but be thankful for 2017 regardless of the many challenges that I had to overcome. I am still blessed and grateful for whatever happened this past year. Those obstacles made me discover hidden inner strength.
I am not focusing on anything negative about 2017. I learned and grew from every obstacle. I am only reminiscing the wonderful moments I have lived this year.
My family and I celebrated my husband’s 50th birthday in January. It was a beautiful day, both my family and his were there to commemorate his big milestone.
I went to, Marc Anthony, my favorite singer’s concert in February. I have been going faithfully to his “Concierto de Amor” for the past 5 years and I am never disappointed. He is one of the reasons I have learned Spanish.
April, I traveled to the beautiful island of Martinique. What a lovely place to be. I felt very at home as Martinique’s culture mirrors a blend of French and West Indian influences that is similar to my native country. I was pleased to speak French, my first language.
Our trip to Orlando and Tampa was the highlight of my summer.
In the beginning of October, I celebrated my older daughter’s 21 first birthday in Las Vegas. That mother-daughter getaway was so special and meaningful to both of us. I am still in disbelief that I have an adult daughter.
I was blessed to attend a nursing conference in Indianapolis at the end of October. It was such an amazing experience to network with nursing scholars from around the world.
I have left my comfort zone, joined Toastmasters International, participated in a speech contest and made it to the final. I am so grateful for all my accomplishments. It’s not always easy, but I have come to realize that challenges and obstacles bring opportunities to rise.
At the end of November, I embarked on another exciting journey to make my dream come true and created my blog. This is a risky enterprise as I am not tech savvy. I did not expect it to be so difficult to create a blog. I am pleasantly surprised to see how other bloggers share tips to succeed. I am not sure where this new adventure will lead me, so far, I am enjoying the experience. It’s already a reward to me, to bring my dream to light.
After all, 2017 was great, I have learned, grown, and gave my best. The journey is still ongoing to become a better version of myself. I am grateful for each experience. I am thankful for my family, my friends, and all of you who took time to visit and comment on my blog. Let’s all have a wonderful and prosperous 2018.