As I put together myself to say goodbye to 2017 and earlier than this chapter ends, I can’t assist however surprise why I’m at all times upset if a 12 months ends with out one thing extraordinary occurring in it.
Yearly I say ‘that is going to be my 12 months’ and find yourself actually upset when it ends the identical method it began. It made me understand that not yearly shall be me my 12 months however that doesn’t make it a nasty one. Perhaps this 12 months is the boring chapter that results in the thrilling one. The chapter you skim by way of earlier than you land on the chapter that makes you wish to spotlight each single phrase.
And it’s like yearly God is writing a unique story for me. Yearly our tales don’t align. Yearly we don’t communicate the identical language however I’m slowly coming to know that possibly that’s okay. It’s okay that I don’t have the ultimate say in my story. It’s okay that it’s less than me to make sure characters keep in the event that they’re meant to depart. It’s okay that my story just isn’t going precisely the best way I penned it.
As a result of on the finish of the day this is only one chapter in my e-book. It’s only some pages from a thousand of pages. It’s a continuation of a earlier chapter or an introduction to a brand new one. It’s only one chapter and I’m prepared to complete it.
I’m prepared to shut the chapter of 2017. I’m able to embrace all the pieces that occurred and studying to let go of what didn’t occur however I’m additionally studying that this isn’t the top of my story. This 12 months doesn’t outline me. This 12 months doesn’t set the tone for different years. This 12 months just isn’t a e-book, it’s only a chapter, it’s simply a part of my story. It doesn’t must be a turning level or the 12 months of my goals or the 12 months of mad love.
It doesn’t must be a big 12 months — similar to novels typically don’t have important chapters however they full the story. With out these chapters, the story wouldn’t make sense. Perhaps this 12 months is insignificant however it’s important to the following chapter, the following 12 months, the following massive factor.
Perhaps the brand new mates I made this 12 months may have a big position in my life afterward. Perhaps the CEO I met randomly by way of a standard buddy will give me a lifetime alternative. Perhaps that cute stranger I met one night time won’t be a stranger anymore.
Perhaps this 12 months is a trigger to an even bigger impact.
And that’s how I’m deciding to have a look at it. I received’t dwell on how unhealthy it was. I received’t say it was a 12 months to overlook. Perhaps it wasn’t a 12 months to recollect however I’ll nonetheless embrace it as a part of my story. I’ll have a look at it correctly. I’ll decipher the key message it’s been making an attempt to ship me. I really feel like this 12 months is a bridge to someplace higher. It’s a stepping stone. It’s a connection to a beautiful vacation spot.
It’s one other 12 months making ready me for the crux of my story. It’s one other chapter ending so a greater one may start. It’s one other goodbye for a way more rewarding good day.