Things I Learned In 2020

What a year 2020 has truly been! If anybody would have told me that we would be going through a global pandemic, I don’t think I would have believed it. In fact, I probably would have laughed in their face. Hindsight, however is 2020 (pun absolutely intended) and here we are now! I’ve done a few things and met a few people. I’ve have some beautiful moments and some difficult ones. I’ve laughed and I’ve cried. More than anything I’ve learned and gained so much wisdom and life experience. I’m truly grateful for all that 2020 has taught me.

The first thing that I learned is that you are more than your weight. For years, I limited myself thinking that I couldn’t do certain things because of my size. This is the year I proved myself wrong and I couldn’t be more proud. Now that I have achieved so much, I am ready to accomplish so much more. I’ve always considered myself to be an underdog and I remember a time when I prayed for everything I have now. For years it felt as if I was simply existing, watching everybody else live their best lives. I remember a time where I truly believed I would never reach the stars. The blessings that have come into my life were ordained by God Himself. Now, more than ever, I will go where He leads me!

Another lesson I learned is that not everyone who smiles at you is your friend. Having grown up as a loner, I crave friendship, especially with other women. Over the years I’ve made the mistake of trusting certain people or situations and regretting it. I don’t understand the need to try and bring another person down. I am a champion for all people and I want us ALL to win. Going in to 2021, I pray for discernment and His guidance when making the right friendships and connections. I will also pray for myself that I learn to accept that not everyone is going to like or appreciate my journey and mission.

The most important lesson I learned in 2021 is how important it is to have a positive mindset and a winning attitude. I couldn’t have have achieved anything this year had it not been for my refusal to give in to negativity. Don’t get me wrong, there were plenty of times when self-doubt and fear would set in. I admit, I even contemplated walking away a time or two. BUT, I know the depths I scrambled out of and I REFUSE to go back to where I came from. I learned that a bad 5 minutes doesn’t constitute a bad life. Your situations are truly what you make of them. If you want to turn things around, you will. Tough times don’t last, tough people do. Happy New Years, folks. Los amo a todos.

Con mucho carino,

Melissa

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