December 31, 2019

A Letter to 2019




As this time of the year approaches and is finally about to come to an end, I always reminisce on about everything that I went through throughout the year, this time it feels quite different because I won't look at the negative or more like, all the things that didn't happen, aka getting a job for example, but I will look on all the positive and good things. 

If I were to describe how this year was in one complete sentence I could say that this year has been the most beautiful yet special one, and if I were to describe it in one single word it had to be "family", it was all about them and only them; so many special moments and memories spent with them and I am definitely keeping and treasuring it all. 

2019 was one of my best years so far, and I am thankful for all the amazing moments it brought to my life, especifically the ones spent with my loved ones. I got to experience it all by being surrounded with them during the good and bad times, but were those bad times, that made us closer and the bond stronger. Many things didn't happen but that's because they weren't meant to, it wasn't the right time for it and I understood it, and one of them was, not having a job, even though I had two more job offers this year, I also rejected them both as well because I was already having a good time with my loved ones and now that I keep on looking back over and over again, I do not regret it and never will because if I have had a job, I wouldn't have experienced any of these moments the exact same way I have, and it would have been different, my reactions to certain moments would of have been different as well and it wouldn't be the same, so because of that, I don't regret it, it was absolutely the best and there's nothing to worry about, I know I'll get a job, be it here or overseas but it will happen, I already know that but I am and will forever be so thankful for these moments.

It's not that I never understood the value of the family nor that I never appreciated it, because all my life, I have been surrounded by them more than I have with friends, but I valued them even more, I longed in my heart to make memories, memories I could remember, I saw a miracle happen right in front of my eyes, like I said, I was with family, during the good and bad times, and never in my life I noticed how it was during the bad times that we got even closer as a family,  I longed in my heart to end the year, with a trip with my family and it happened, early this year my aunt and cousin. gave us the news that they were both expecting, and also longed in my heart to get to meet the little cousins, one was already born Dec 21st and the other one isn't here just yet.

My heart is so full and I live for and love moments like these, I am really really thankful for it and wouldn't wish it was any other way because it was just as perfect as the way it was.

On the other hand, there was so much thinking and looking back at me as a person, so much growth and maturity, but also had sit-down moments where I would look at and compare myself as to how I was years before, I also got to understand things a little bit more but this time with an open-mind full of so much wisdom like I could see myself as a changed person, got to understand why some things didn't happen the way I wanted to years ago or why things happened the way they happened, I got to understand it all and appreciate it.

It was a year where I also got to meet beautiful souls all over on my instagram, I have never cared about numbers or even growing my social media, but this year I gained not only followers but more like new friends, I am thankful for each one of them that I have met so far and couldn't be any happier, be it temporary or for a lifetime, I am thankful for them and to get to know me better, I am not normally like this type of social person, and always super shy at first, but there has been moments where I have exchanged a few messages here and there with them, and we have clicked, and I have had a good time talking even if for a couple of minutes.

My Faith is still intact for 2020, I know it will also be another good year and I will let God surprise me. I don't have expectations nor plans nor resolutions you name it, but I will keep on working hard to change things about me that still need a change (for the better) and keep on growing and the rest will follow. I hope nothing but the best of the best not only for me but for you all who have followed me here for years, I thank you for that and appreciate every single comment, they made me so happy, I know I was absent this year and didn't post as much but I wasn't feeling it plus this was something I put aside and only came back when I truly felt like sharing something, so all the comments I got thank you. You know, I thought blogging was "dead" (in my mind) but from my recent posts, I saw it is not and I am glad for that heart-warming welcome, the fact that you guys take the time to read my very and overly long posts, wow, you all deserve a hug, haha. But this is how I can express myself better so thank you for reading me, plus it's a bonus because you get to know me better through my writing. ;)

Nothing left to say other than I wish you all, success, health, love and all the very best and most beautiful things in life for you all. God bless you all!

With love,
Melissa

30 comments:

  1. What a wonderful post full of reflection. Here's hoping that 2020 will be another wonderful year for you!

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    1. Thank you SO much Katerina! I wish you all the best for 2020! xo

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  2. What a beautiful post as per always Melissa, always look forward to reading your posts but above all, your writing! 💕 Seems like it was such a beautiful year for you, I know you've mentioned it a couple of times in here that you've spent most of the year with your loved ones and I'm glad you did and now you have the most beautiful of memories to always look back on and remember. Sorry you didn't get a job but I know you will very soon, meanwhile keep on enjoying your time with your loved ones. Hope you also have an amazing 2020. All the best for you too! xxx

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    1. Thank you SO much Tuğba, thank you for your support, it really means a lot to me, thanks for reading me and following me along all of these years! Yes, just being with my family made it so special, and I will definitely remember this forever, so thankful for these moments! Aww, thank you, I know I will too, my Faith and hopes are still intact and high! Sending lots of love to your way! Take care! xo

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  3. Happy New Year. Blessings on a wonderful 2020.
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    1. Amen! Thank you SO much dear! All the best for you as well! xo

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  4. Family is truly the most important thing. Beautiful reflection on 2019.

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    1. Thank you SO much Ivana! Yes, and like I mentioned it, it's not that I never valued them but this time, I learned a lot but also learned to appreciate them even more, and I'm thankful for these moments! xo

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  5. Such a beautiful post and reflection on 2019, love that you got to spend more quality time with your family and seems like you actually enjoyed it! Don’t worry I know you’ll hopefully get a job very soon, keep on having that faith very intact babe! Have a beautiful and amazing year, all the best for you always babe! Sending you lots of love and a huge virtual hug! Take care always! ♥️ xx

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    1. Thank you SO much Maria Paula! Yes, I was truly blessed with moments like this with them and only them, nothing else mattered! I am, I know it will happen very soon if God's willing! Aww, you too have an amazing year as well, sending lots of love right back at you! xo

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  6. This is so beautiful Melissa! Family is everything and I am glad you got to enjoy your time but above all appreciate it and value it even more whilst being surrounded by them, moments like those are worth remembering! All the best for you as well in 2020, have an amazing one! ♥️

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    1. Thank you SO much Camille! Yes, I am thankful for having this opportunity to enjoy and spend my time with them but appreciate them even more. I could never forget these moments, I'm thankful for that and also them! xo

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  7. This is such a great way to reflect back on the year with all of your accomplishments and the ways you have grown in 2019. I loved reading this! I wish you nothing but the best in 2020 and beyond! Happy New Year! :)

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    1. Thank you SO much Melissa! It really was a beautiful and special year that I just wanted to reflect on all the positive/good things that happened and these were them! I also wish you the best of the best today and always! xo

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  8. This was so beautifully written, it sounds like you've had a lovely year. I hope 2020 is just as special x

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    1. Thank you SO much Sophie! It really was indeed! I hope you have a beautiful year as well, all the best for you! xo

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  9. Oh Melissa, this was so beautiful to read! I am beyond happy that you had what it was an amazing year and you got to spend more of your time with your loved ones and value not only them but also that quality / bonding time together. You now have the memories and hopefully you’ll remember all of this always! Self-growth was also part of my 2019, so many lessons learned, and so much growth and maturity as well. We’re always a constant work in progress, and there’s always something to change about us - for the better - in order to improve. Also, welcome back to blogging, I am already looking forward to your 2020 posts! I also wish you all the best for this year, may all your dreams come true. Happy new year! Hope it’s as special as the last one! ♥️

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    1. Thank you SO much Mikayla, and once again, thank you for your constant support and following me along all these years! Yes, every day we learn something new. I'm glad that you went through that as well, it's part of the process, and help us become more mature and wiser too. Thank you, not sure if I will post regurlarly as I once did, but will try my best to post more! Thank you, happy new year to you as well, all the best! xo

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  10. Your 2019 sounded lovely, esp since it can be summed up with 'family'. That alone makes it a wonderful year! Cheers to 2020!

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    1. Thank you SO much dear! It really was indeed, and that made it the special year it was! Have an amazing year, all the best! xo

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  11. Wow sounds like you did a lot introspection. This is good for the soul. 2019 was not the best year for me. And it did end on the brightest of notes in the U.S. Lets hope 2020 is better!

    Oh love this, thanks for posting!

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    1. Thank you SO much Allie! Well, not sure if I did, but definitely went through a lot this year but decided to keep the positive things, and that was good for my soul. I feel relieved in a way. Well, it's there's one thing I know and have learned is that not always we have the best years, but I'm sure that whatever you went through was preparing you for what's about to come, sometimes we should be thankful for the "bad" things that happen to us because at the end, they turn into good things, you learn and grow a lot. I know 2020 will be an amazing year for you, all the best! xo

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  12. Oh this is such a sweet post. I'm so glad that you had a great 2019 and wish you all the best for the new year!
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    1. Thank you SO much Soph! I hope you have an amazing year and all the best for you as well! xo

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  13. Such a beautiful read. Happy New Year dear!
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    1. Thank you SO much Jessica! Happy new year to you as well! All the best! xo

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    1. Thank you Caitlin! Happy new year to you as well! All the best! xo

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  15. Thank you for sharing
    Happy new year.
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    1. Thank you! Happy new year to you as well! All the best! xo

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