It’s my birthday today and it’s got me a bit reflective and melancholic. I’m deeply grateful for another year filled with opportunities to grow, love, and mature into the human being I’m eternally becoming. 

Turning a year older was making me especially anxious this year because of my written in stone projections of my life.  I think we all have these expectations and goals set up for how our life is meant to be, as if life was a film script that we have any type of control over. As time has gone by, I have realised that although it’s good to have dreams and goals for yourself, sometimes you have to accept that you are exactly where you are meant to be, even if it’s not where you thought or envisioned you’d be. It’s ok. Sometimes you have to give yourself credit and appreciate everything you have achieved thus far, instead of beating yourself up because of how far you have left to go. It’s good to be present in the moment and live it fully. 

I’m completely guilty of being the one forever pressuring myself to get to where I want to be, and not giving myself the time and space to really being present and enjoying the here and now. 

During this new year of life that begins today, I want to give myself the chance to feel happy, even though I’m not where I thought I’d be. I’ll let myself know that I am on my way. There have been obstacles in my path, and I’ve overcome them, and I’m going to allow myself to be proud of where and who I am. All the while working on my goals everyday. 

This past year was good to me, definitely giving me the space and time to grow and learn from every experience. I got to travel loads, and I started this blog. I went all the way across the world and back, (re)discovered the fact that my island is the best place in the world, spent precious time with my family, and got many opportunities to grow as an artist in my career. This all makes me really excited for what this new year of life will bring!

If you’re reading this, promise me that you too will be more proud of yourself and will continue to work towards your hopes and dreams! We got this!!! 

Here’s to many more years of health, love and success!!! 

Until next time, 

Adriana xx 


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