It feels great to be back. To catch you up to speed, the last couple of weeks or so have been quite hectic due to work and the flu. Luckily, things seem to be looking up, and I am back on track. I feel focused again, and am starting to resume some of my favorite hobbies (one being blogging of course). Hooray!!!
Since Christmas is approaching in a few days, I thought that it would be good to reflect on the year. Overall, I feel blessed to have my close friends and family always by my side. I honestly don't think that I could get through this year without them. They have been my biggest support through thick and thin, and they always inspire me to become a better person each day. Despite having to work through this holiday season, I feel at peace knowing that we are in constant contact with each other and that we will see each other when we get the chance.
On another note, I am looking forward to going to mass and embracing the spiritual side of Christmas. I love seeing the community come together to celebrate this special day, and celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. (Hint: It's not about the presents either.)
Also looking back, 2014 was a year a huge self-development and improvement for me. For starters, I went on my first cross-country trip to Orlando with my best friend. That was something that had both dreamed of doing forever, but never got around to doing. We made a vow to ourselves to be doers, not sayers. So we packed up our bags and spend a relaxing week at Walt Disney World this past February.
Secondly, this was the year that I got my first salaried role. It challenged me that if I wanted something really badly, that I would have to work really hard for it. Three jobs and an internship later, I got the job of my dreams. Honestly, it has one of been one of the biggest blessings I have received this year. It's taught me the value of hard work as well as how important it is to come out of your shell. Before this job, I was a very private and low-key person. I was extremely introverted, and kept a lot of my ideas to myself. Since taking this role, I have been a lot more extroverted and brave to share my ideas publicly.
Thirdly, 2014 has taught be to love myself more. I used to care a lot about what people thought about me, my ideas, and my beliefs. Now, I stand up for myself when I see injustice, and I love my body more. Body image is not as big of a deal as it used to be, and my health takes more precedence over six pack abs, thigh gaps, and all of that other nonsense.
Looking forward, I can't wait until New Years Eve. It's also another time of reflection of the past year, as well as a time of new beginnings, goals, and dreams. Oh boy, you best bet that I've got a lot of big things I'd like to achieve next year. Embarking on my 25th birthday, there's so much I'd like to do. I want to continue to travel and see the world, as well as grow in my professional development and learn new things. I would love to learn more about video production, vlogging, photography, the fashion industry, and marketing management as a whole. I am constantly curious, will always find a way to pursue things that interest me.
Alright, that's all for now. I hope you all will have a happy holiday season and an even better new year! If you would like to connect or keep up with my daily shenanigans, you can find me on Twitter or Instagram via @tran_gerine. Talk to you all again soon!