January 2, 2015 (Original post here)
It’s difficult for me to think that another year has passed. It seems like just yesterday, I was ringing in the New Year at the airport, watching the fireworks from the strip at the passenger pick-up area. 2014 was filled with so many ups and downs and I’ve had my fair share of both. I didn’t set up any New Years resolutions for myself in 2014 because I wanted to truly enjoy my year with my family, friends, and boyfriend. The result was a pretty good year with many memories that were made.
Like I’ve said multiple times on my blog, family is a huge part of my life and is extremely important to me. 2014 was a great year because it provided me the opportunity to spend time with my family. The biggest part was during Summer when we went on a family vacation to San Jose to visit my extended family. It was great because my grandparents from Hawaii had flew in and they were able to spend time with us. It was great to have them here and I missed being able to see them almost every 3-6 months.
Since I’m about to graduate and I want to move out of my family’s house ASAP, I really tried to focus on enjoying and spending time with them. I felt like I succeeded in that, and I was able to build a better relationship with them. However, as many of you know, I had a difficult time this past holiday season because my mom and sisters weren’t here to celebrate the holidays with me and my dad; I’m trying not to stay so bitter about it.
I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it on here, but when it comes to meeting new people, I’m the worst at it. I’m an introverted person and I find myself having a difficult time talking and relating to new people. In 2014 I spent a lot of my time working on group projects and getting to know individuals. I think that I’m slowly getting better at it, however, I still don’t really have a group of people up here that are my close friends.
My boyfriend and I are still doing great, and I’ve been so lucky with how supportive he’s been with me wanting to pursue making YouTube videos and writing blog posts. We’ve become closer with each other and we’re making plans for the future. I feel like because we were brought together using God’s timing, we have Him watching over and protecting it.
2014 has brought me two of the better semesters I’ve had since I entered my major. I’m also happy that I added on a minor to my degree and I found an area that I’m extremely interested in. I’ve had a lot of group projects and I’ve worked with a variety of individuals, 2014 was the first year that I actually became comfortable in my classes and with my classmates. I felt like I was more open to talking to them and having conversations with them.
This area is where I failed miserably. I wanted to focus more on my faith and going to church, but I unfortunately let that slip away. However, I still gave my daily thanks and continued to pray. I still felt like I was drifting away from my faith and let a lot of worldly problems control me more than it should’ve, but I’m looking forward to what 2015 has in store.
I’m so happy that I actually have some type of job. I was in desperate need for money and right before Fall 2014 semester started, I was able to find a job. I’m so lucky that this job has so many nice people and that I can easily talk to all of them. I enjoy my coworkers more than I enjoy the actual job. When it comes to blogging and my YouTube channel, I’m extremely disappointed because during the summer, I told myself that I was going to dedicate myself more to my blog and becoming consistent with posting on it and my YouTube channel. However, I just fell off the wagon with that and I’m extremely disappointed with how everything is going in terms of my blog, website, and social media accounts. I just really need to find the energy to do everything I want to do.
Well, this is my 2014 recap. I want to say that these areas of my life were the things that I really focused on. I was going to talk about my own personal health problems and how I felt personally, but I decided against it because there are some struggles/issues that I’m not ready to talk about. I hope your 2014 was one to remember! Let me know how your 2014 was in the comments below, and let me know what you’re most excited for in 2015!
Happy New Year!