Personal, Post Graduation Thoughts

2017: growth and happiness

I’ve been debating how to make my return to my blog. I have had writer’s block for the past few months because the initial excitement of my new project wore off. I was no longer inspired and I felt like I had nothing good to say. So I thought why not end this year with a post chatting about new year resolutions and growth and planning ahead.

Then it hit me.

2017 was truly an amazing year for me. I have hit so many major milestones in my young adult life with turning 21, graduation, moving out of my parents’ home, moving in with my significant other, and starting my first “real” job. But I think the biggest milestone for me is how happy I have been lately. I have always struggled with my mental health, especially when it came to how I viewed myself and the expectations of others. However, I feel like I have become stronger and more adept to dealing with the days where I don’t even have the will to get out of bed. I have become more confident and okay with saying no to people and simply not doing things I don’t want to do (isn’t that one of the best feelings?).

I have become so much stronger than I have been in past 3 years or so. I have rediscovered my spark.

In addition to struggling with my own mental battles, I was afraid that upon graduation, I would fall into a slump because my days were no longer filled with the business of undergrad. However, I have literally never been this content with myself. 2017 was a whirlwind of emotions and experiences, but it ended on a high note. I am proud of myself, my growth, and the general state of happiness I am blessed to finally have reached.


I’ll probably write a more detailed post on my new year resolutions and goals for the 2018; but right now I want to take a moment to clap for myself and clap for whoever is reading this.

Even if this year has been rough and kicked your ass a few times, you have persevered, you are still standing, and better days are ahead.

Everything, especially hard times and personal struggles, are temporary.

4 thoughts on “2017: growth and happiness”

  1. Great post Courtney. Hi from London!
    I just want to say that ALL at Sharecare adore you. You made such an amazing impact upon us during your summer with us. You are a born leader and we all feel so grateful for the amazing impact you made with us.
    Wishing you a Christmas that is Merry and bright. Hope to see you soon in the new year.

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