Ending The Year On A Bad Note

The last few months have just not been my time to shine. I’ve had a lot of disappointments and a lot of things I was interested in have let me down. I’m extremely stressed and feel like I can’t catch a break. Unfortunately, this week my family dog passed away. And now the holidays just seem rough.

Maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world to end the year on a bad note. The new year is supposed to allow us to start new – right?

While I enjoyed 2017, it presented me with a lot of challenges that I assume just come with being in your twenties, being in a relationship, and working full time. It makes me miss the simpler times of living at home or in college and just being care free. But I’m sure those times presented challenges too, I just can’t remember them right now.

2017 also allowed me to see a whole lot of the world, it allowed me to form more relationships, and transition into a new part of my life.

I’m not happy about ending the year on such a sour note, but at least I have big plans in 2018 to look forward to and have the opportunity to really clear my head and make a path for a great new year. I’m ending the year on a bad note in hopes of a happier future.

24 thoughts on “Ending The Year On A Bad Note

  1. I’ve been a fan of your blog for a while now, but it is strange how lows can hit at times when we’re supposed to be feeling festive.

    Personally I’ve experienced a death and a birth, so I understand where you are coming from.

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your dog but I hope all these experiences help to inform both your reflective character and future posts.

    Wishing you all the best for 2018.

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  2. Im so sorry Rosie. Itโ€™s always so hard losing your family dog, I think worse when your older, then when you are young b/c you understand things much better & the dog was a great companion and friend Iโ€™m sure. It will hurt for a little while but it will get better.

    When my Nikki passed away I recalled that the last 3 months of her life were not good ones and she loved to run and be precocious. So wherever she went, I know she is better off, not in pain or suffering but in the happy place where animals go in the afterlife. And I believe your dog is there too. I donโ€™t know if she just died and was old or if she was sick before , but either way she will never hurt or suffer again and is happy even though Iโ€™m sure she misses you too.

    I hope your 2018 goes better and when life doesnโ€™t go your way, later youโ€™ll be able to see how much you learned and grew as a person from things not going as wanted or planned. Often, better things are ahead even then we imagined possible for ourselves. Merry Christmas Rosie as they say โ€œthis too shall pass.โ€

    Hugs girl ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’•

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  3. Sorry to hear about the rough end to 2017 for you! I am in the similar boat to you having lost my dad last month. It’s a very strange feeling as Christmas has always been such a happy time for me and my family, but this year it is not the same, and I presume it will never quite be the same ever again. I think everyone has a different way of coping during the tough period of the holidays, but looking forward to future plans for 2018 sounds like a good coping mechanism. I too am trying to make plans for next year, because the passing of my dad has caused me to reevaluate and make changes. Here’s hoping 2018 is better for both of us! Merry Christmas too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oh yes I was so sorry to hear about that! The holidays weren’t a great time, but all we can do is make the best of it and plan for a better future so I’m glad you are finding ways to cope! Merry Christmas โ˜บ๏ธ

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