Hello my awesome readers,
It’s New Years Eve already! Wow… where do I even start with wrapping up 2015? It was honestly one of those years where everything happened, all at once. Life works in very funny and mysterious ways, doesn’t it? I distinctly recall wanting some major life changes this exact time last year and boyyyyy did I ever get it! In fact I would label 2015 as: “The year of change”.
Ultimately, I have grown a lot in the last year and I couldn’t be more grateful for that. I took on a lot of big girl responsibilities which were a blessing and a wake-up call to not be in constant YOLO mode. There were times when I even surprised myself with how much I could take on and as cliche as this may sound; what doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger. Even if you’ve had a tough year but you’ve learned something from your experiences, it was a year worth living.
This year taught me that I should not be afraid to make changes where I see fit and I have benefited a lot from that. I also learned that you teach people how to treat you and setting your boundaries is extremely important, as are the people you choose to surround yourself with. For those of you who read my blog regularly you would have read this in my “moment” of self declaration lol, which I now read back and think maybe it came across a little aggressive but I stand by it.
There were also many wonderful moments in 2015 from getting to spend time with my mom and dad to building new friendships and going on some exciting trips. Of them all, my visit to San Francisco was by far the best and it wasn’t because of where I stayed, what I ate, or even what I saw. It was solely because of the conversations I had with SF people and the friends I made there. From meeting professional Googlers, Start-up founders, Coders and dreamers, it was the people who really made the experience the best of the best. Honestly, SF is probably not the best city to “vacation” per say but it is the best city to get inspiration from. The energy of the people is contagious and the level of motivation there is beyond admirable. That trip alone, solidified the need for me to move to a different city with more like-minded nomads 🙂
This year I also learned the importance of setting goals (once again) because honestly if you don’t set them, you aren’t going to be thinking about them and if you are not thinking about them, it’s never going to happen! Simple as that.
What I learned from myself this year is that I am not the type of person who likes to be comfortable, at least for now. I think I get bored very quickly and if I am not being challenged… I feel a sense of suffocation. For now I have a thirst to learn more, experience more and go through even more pain. I’ve also learned that I am a bit of a rebel when it comes to social norms and I truly believe that we should all be questioning the way our society and world is setup.
What I hope to get from 2016 is more challenges and even more change. As uncomfortable as change can be sometimes, I see the true and lasting value of it, so I invite more change for 2016! I have also set aside some ambitious goals that I hope to achieve this year and however I come to meet those goals (I am sure a lot of pain will be required lol) I would just like to meet them in 2016!
I wish you all a Happy and wonderful New Year!!! I feel like 2016 is gonna be a really good one!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!