A TOAST TO 2016
A TOAST TO 2016

The lessons I’ve learned this year have transformed my life forever. No, I’m not where I want to be yet, but I’m certainly not where I once was. I know now more than ever the will power I possess and my eagerness to learn. Post college I’ve noticed a lot of my former classmates detour and strayed away from their dreams. No shade to them, but I want more. 

 

2016 has taught me to be relentless while working with God along the way. There have been countless moments I’ve thought to myself, “What am I doing” but with his grace a path always formed. See the journey of following your dreams is all about leaping faith to faith. It's almost like believing the next monkey bar is there even when you don’t see it before you leap. 

 

I Don’t Know What I’m Doing, But I Know What I Want

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Literally a year ago I said I wanted to master something in 2016 and I feel like I’ve really done that through creating content. Nothing has happened the way I thought it would have. It’s happened better. The relationships I’ve made and the people I’ve crossed paths with are proof that there is a greater purpose for my life than I can ever dream. Maybe this entire time I’ve been dreaming too small? 

 

In 2017 start dreaming bigger and a little ridiculous!

 

A TOAST TO 2016

 

Not Knowing Isn’t An Excuse Not to Do Your Best

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At one point airplanes, electricity, and Bluetooth were all unrealistic. I think its fair to say its okay to be unrealistic. To really commit to following your dreams its a must to be a little insane. Myliek once said, “The greater the risk, the greater the reward.” This year I literally placed it all on the line and its been worth it every second. 

 

A few times I thought I was going to have that one defining moment this year that would propel TheGayBestie to the next level. I can’t confirm or deny if it's happened. What I can say I had a lot of moments that pushed me to get better and to grow in the field from hosting my first event to teaching my first online course. 

 

I Do Know…

 

How to commit. 

 

How to keep momentum. 

 

How much I’m worth. 

 

We hear time and time again that we are on our journey. Truth. My story will never be the same as those that I look up to. Some are considered an overnight success when others take years to start a flame. I for one have been spending years to really learn how to plant this seed and now I feel the roots starting to sprout. This feeling has never felt so good! 

 

As the year comes to an end look over the time you used and the time you wasted. Really access all that you said you were “gonna do” and never got to. When you really want something you have to make the decision. Let me ask my favorite question again… 

 

How Bad Do You Really Want It? 

 

Thanks to this year I’ve been able to really devote my time and efforts working on making my dreams come true. Any work I've done before 2016 feels like I was half-assing or asleep. 

 

In the New Year decide not to half-ass a thing and commit with your heart. The journey isn’t easy, but it's worth every ounce of effort!