2014 can best be described as a roller coaster.
Filled with highs and lows, their were moments of pure terror followed by moments of exhilarating thrills; life seemed to be taking me on a wild ride. While I wouldn't want to relive 2014 again, I'm grateful for the many trials and triumphs I experienced last year.
I'm most proud of my own growth this year. I have this new feeling and understanding of who I am and I've never been more confident and trusting of my own self.
It may sound clique, but I feel more independent and braver than ever- and I love it!
Being Comfortable with the Unknown
I've always been a Type A planner who has lists with lists. With so many spontaneous events that happened to me this year, I've learned to be comfortable (and maybe even embrace) the unknown or uncertain fate in life. More than ever, I believe in the quote,
"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."
Part of learning to be comfortable with the unknown includes taking chances. One of the biggest chances I took this year was dipping into some business classes. I wanted to study PR since I was thirteen years old, but I quickly realized last year it wasn't a field I wanted to work in post graduation. I never would have imagined I would be switching to a business degree, but I think my blog, future goals, and own personal growth made me realize PR wasn't right for me. I am horrible at math (I'm not in any way exaggerating) and the math classes like stats, calculus, finance, accounting, etc. in the business program made me doubt I could actually pull it off. I took the initiative and practically lived at my cal professor's office, but I am proud to say I made it past the intro courses. It wasn't easy, but it was so worth it!
During the hardships and highs this year, I realized true friends will stick with you through both- and the in between. While I believe in being kind to everyone, I realized what kind of friends I truly wanted to be surrounded by in my life. You are the company you keep, and I realized everyone deserves to be around friends who embrace your quirks, make a positive impact, put in equal effort to make the friendship grow, and are comfortable enough to throw some sass every now and then when you need it!;)
2014 was a wild ride marked with a lot of growth and changes. While I'm looking forward to a more steady ride in 2015, I can't wait for the lessons 2015 will bring!
Here's some of my favorite posts this year!
Best Event: HOCR
Favorite Destination: Crane Estate
Best DIY: Succulent Garden
Favorite Place: Nantucket
Best Advice Post: One Piece of Advice for a College Freshman
Best Museum: Ringling Museum
Favorite Thing I Tried: Sailing
Biggest Honor: Boston Globe