Reflecting on 2016

It’s been 2 months now since 2017 started. I’ve been meaning to write a reflection post about 2016 and clearly it is now way overdue considering today’s the first say of March. So many things happened that year, so many. Luckily I’m a constant instagramer and I’ve been able to record almost everything that’s happened the past year. So I took my time to scroll through hundreds (and I do mean hundreds) of photos from the beginning of 2016 to the end and quite frankly I couldn’t help but smile. 

I won’t go through everything because it’s definitely a lot to talk about. Overall in summary, as cliché as it sounds, I really felt like I grew in terms of confidence. I reached a couple of milestones last year (one of them was earning my first degree!) and after experiencing each and every one of them I just continued to feel myself growing.

I found myself speaking up more or just being the one to initiate a conversation. I mean of course I wasn’t perfect. But, the fact that I’m getting there little by little, step by step, well…it means a lot to me.

Did you know? The name “Chloe” means “blooming” or “blooming flower.”

I absolutely love how it’s in present tense—because I’m not done growing yet. I don’t think I ever will be. But “blooming” is something that I was doing last year, to become the person I am today.

And blooming is something I’m still definitely doing—until I’m the person I’ll become next year. And the year after that.

And the year after that.