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2015 has been a year of progress, growth and gains losses and lessons. I am grateful for each experience because it has taught me to embrace my weaknesses, to be in touch with my emotions without fear or shame. Most of all now more than before i am aware of an inner strength i didn’t know i had.
In Shona my language, we have a saying gore harizi pakaza rimwe, meaning each new year signals the start of a new period. In a few hours, 2015 will just be another year, another season, all framed in the memory of time.
Often walking away has a negative connotation, but i want to believe that there is both pain and growth in transplanting oneself from familiar terrain to explore new avenues.
Speaking of a clean slate, i resolve to start my new year on a new sheet. I am not so much into the new year , new me mantra, but i know i just want to make fruitful changes, this means cutting off ties with unhealthy habits, groups ,people and relationships that do not contribute to my growth.
I make a conscious decision to be kind and to forgive myself and others and to step away from situations that invoke anger, self-pity, sadness and negative energy.
Sweet sixteen is often celebrated as the age at which a person transitions into adulthood, in the same vein I proclaim 2016 to be my year of Rebirth and Reinvigoration . It is a time to focus on developing selfhood, making productive progress in all aspects of my life, this entails letting go of procrastination and self-doubt.
As we start another long road, it may get weary and scary, but i will continue to walk by faith and not by sight. My faith tells me God is already there in the new year commanding, protecting and guiding my plans and steps, i will not be afraid, it is indeed a Happy new year!