2018 Y’all Ready?! Let’s take a moment to Self-Reflect

2018 is almost upon us and it’s that lovely time where self-reflection is vital as we approach closer towards the New Year.

I’ve decided to take tonight’s blog post to share just a few things that have been on my mind. In the past, I remember how fearful I was in expressing myself through my writing.

Now that I’ve created a space for myself, I’ve decided to dedicate this post to just share with you all what’s been on my heart.

Hopefully someone can reap the benefits of what will be said.

So here I am reflecting back on 2017 and as much as I didn’t want to have the typical post of what I’m leaving behind this year going forward, I found it crucial to finally have the courage to express myself through my words for a change.

I have to ensure that I put me 1st at all times. I have the habit of forgetting that and as I get older, I found that when I didn’t, my inner peace was disturbed and I would feel off balance.

I no longer want nor need to feel the pressures of wanting to feel accepted. I have a plethora of family and close friends who are there. That’s all that should matter.

It’s the libra in me and just the way I’ve been raised to crave relationships.

Yet, if my spirit no longer resonates with a person, please do not take it personally.

I’m on a journey to finally figure me out for a change and I shouldn’t be afraid to say that.

I need to continue to explore other options of self care and share it with my family. We get so caught up with the daily stresses that we forget to check in.

Time is VERY CRUCIAL to me so please respect that.

Any and every goal that I have mentioned to people will happen with my hard work and through the grace of God.

If and when I say no or decline an invitation, again don’t take it personally.

I just prefer my moments of peace and quiet and I have the right to say no.

In turn, this will allow me the opportunity to recharge.

I have the habit of being “the mom” to my close friends/family and granted I have that habit, it’s not my job to play parent.

And lastly, I no longer feel the need to constantly explain myself to people nor do I need to. (Unless you and I share the same last name then cool no problem lol)

So with that being said, I am looking forward to all the great things to come for 2018. I will always remain hopeful but most importantly realistic about what needs to be done for me.

2017 it’s been real but I love how 2018 is already looking 💛💛💛

If you made it this far in the post, I thank you 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

It hasn’t been the easiest road but with my resilience and support system I’ll get there no matter what.

For those of you who have continuously been rocking with takemetotheheights.com I appreciate you all.

With peace and love,


Published by Magz

TakemetotheHeights is a blog curated by Magz, a Brooklynite with Dominican roots stemming from both mom and dad. Currently, she spends her time working with children, taking courses for her Masters in Early Childhood Special Education, all the while chasing her wild dreams of fashion design and fashion marketing. TakemetotheHeights style blog is her reflection and admiration towards fashion as she pays homage to Crown Heights. Despite the negative connotations people may paint about areas like Crown Heights, Magz saw it was best to truly capture the essence and beauty of it all.

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