At the start of the year,
all I saw was distress and doubt.
I saw only the negative parts of my life,
and I constantly doubted myself and others.
I was in negative relationships
and I was not taking care of myself.
I could not find a way to love myself
and my grades were falling.
Everything changed when I graduated and moved away.
I moved to Ohio
and went to the Ohio State University.
I removed myself from all negative relationships
and began to put myself first.
I prioritized my mental and physical health
over all other aspects of life.
This is when I began to see a positive shift
in my well-being.
I was happier, more positive,
and more appreciative of what I had,
instead of being upset about what I didnt.
I was able to love myself
and do positive things to benefit me.
I ended the year with friends and family
celebrating my immense progress,
and toasting to the amazing things to come in 2017.