“A year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”
2015 had its ups and downs, just like every year. However, I see this past year as a year of overall improvement. At the beginning of this year, I was struggling to keep my anxiety under control. I had begun searching for ways to manage it, but nothing seemed to be working in the way that I wanted it to. It was causing problems for me and making life difficult for the people around me.
Over the last year, I’ve been able to improve on my coping methods and tricks. My anxiety is not gone, nor is it fully controlled, but it’s improved. That’s all you can ask for: improvement. If I improve my anxiety every year the same way that I did this year, I’ll be happy. More than happy. Small steps lead to big advancements.
I’m truly thankful for all of the wonderful people in my life that have been able to help me through this year. It has not been easy, and the improvements I have made are not ones that I made alone. The support and love that comes from my friends and family allows me to push forward and succeed.
No matter what your struggles are, improvement is all you can ask for. Nothing is going to be completely fixed overnight. Set small goals for yourself throughout this new year. Work to achieve things in small doses. Slowly but surely, those small improvements will lead to big differences. Regardless of my struggles throughout 2015, I see the year as a success.
Here’s to many more years of improvement.