New Year Reflections

This past year has been an emotional one for me. I wish I could say that it was all bright but that would be a lie…2017 had it’s fair share of darkness but I survived and made some amazing memories despite everything.

I met some amazing people, officially got back into kpop (going to some phenomenal concerts and fanmeets along the way), worked on some brilliant projects, took my first trip out of the country (and my first flight), and got my second tattoo! 2017 was a year of firsts for me and I’ll always look back on it fondly just for that. I got to see the ocean for the first time and that’ll forever remain one of my favorite memories!

Several friends walked out of my life but I gained something even more precious from the experience: the love and support of the people in my life who truly matter. The last half of 2017 was a rough time for me mentally with everything that happened, finally culminating in Jonghyun’s passing. I learned a lot about who I am and who I want to be (don’t I just sound like a cheesy ballad now??).
But now it’s time to say goodbye to 2017. Another year gone. I’m not really someone who makes New Year’s resolutions because I don’t know what’s going to happen in the new year. I don’t like to make promises I can’t keep, even to myself. Instead, I really want to grab 2018 by the horns and live it to the fullest. I’m done living in the past and hopefully can look to my future with a lighter heart. 

So goodbye 2017. Thank you for all your experiences, both good and bad, and thank you for the insights you’ve given me. Here’s to a better 2018 and to making more beautiful memories with the people I love and those who love me! 

~ Jordan

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