2018. Gotta get used to writing that number down on the dates now and rubbing the 7 away. Always takes me a good few months to do it habitually. So here we are, last day of the year and I’m ending this one feeling very loved up. It’s been quite the year, to say the least. I’ve had some of the best and worst moments of my life unfold in 2017. Thankfully though, I’ve come out stronger for it. A more formidable force to take on the upheavals life throws my way. I also realized that I got to travel this year more than I ever have before. Just January this year, I was getting ready to celebrate the New Year in the States, before I headed off to Bali with the girls early in the summer and then to Seoul and Istanbul as the holidays were coming to an end. To top it all off, my love even visited me in late November, and we got to have our own little gateaway (staycation for me) here in Hong Kong as well as a short trip to nearby Macau! It was all very magical. And now I’m looking at the date I’m gearing up to fly back to Istanbul again come late February during Chinese New Year. It’s all so exciting! It’s also my last year at school so I’m hoping and praying that things will gradually become clearer in the next year and I’ll be well on my way to building upon myself and life to come! I’m really very grateful as I recall the year that’s come to pass and simultaneously surprised of what I’ve overcome. Unbelievable really…just to think how much can drastically change in such a short span of time. Thank you, Lord for staying by me and getting me through it all. You and my family, have gotten me to where I am today. I couldn’t have done it without you. And so going into the new year, I pray that I will stay close to you and take all I’ve learned in the last year to heart.