Ohh 2018, what a year you were. I’ve been thinking for a while about whether or not I should do a more in-depth analysis of the year, but there’s a lot that happened that doesn’t belong on the internet. To be honest, if at the start of the year someone had told me everything that would happen? I would have told them to stop taking whatever drugs they’re on. Yeah, it’s been one of those years. So, sparing the personal details, here are some quotes that sum up this past year for me, what I’ve learned, and how I’ve changed and grown.

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my own ship.”

-Louisa May Alcott

“There is no progress or accomplishment without sacrifice.”

-Idowu Koyenikan

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

-Anonymous

“Cancer opens many doors. One of the most important is your heart.”

-Greg Anderson

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

-Cayla Mills

“I think you need to go through some stuff to really appreciate life and understand what it means to persevere, overcome and have faith. I think those tough times make you a stronger person.”

-Judith Hill

“You can do anything, but not everything.”

-David Allen

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.”

-Michael J. Fox

“When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too.”

-Terri Clark

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”

-Albert Einstein

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”

-Audrey Hepburn

“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction can be the biggest step of your life.”

-Naeem Callaway

See ya later 2018, onwards to 2019! Do any of these quotes apply to your own 2018? Anything you’d like to share about your year? Let me know in the comments or tweet at me!