This year has been one of extreme highs and extreme lows.
I entered the year wondering how it could top the last since 2013 was Rome and Rome was my everything. I brought in 2014 in Cuba at a resort, nearly missing the huge New Years celebration because I was tired and wanted to duck out and go to bed early. Thankfully my conscience wouldn’t allow it so I jumped out of bed, threw on some clothes, and made it in time to dance with my mom and sister as it became 2014.
I tried to figure myself out the whole year, working, then becoming unemployed, and then taking an internship with Liberty in North Korea working harder then I have ever done before. The ups and downs were real these past few months, but I am so thankful for all that I have seen and done. It’s made me into who I am today! And thus because of it, I have met some amazing people and have memories that will stay with me forever. But now a whole new year is starting, I become a year older, and I am still trying to figure out my path.
When I was 12 I thought that I would be married by 22 and have my first child by 24. Thank goodness that isn’t the case although I do wish I was a bit more clear on what I’m supposed to do with be life and where I’m supposed to be. But in the meantime, here’s to a new year with new resolutions.
This year I hope to…
Explore somewhere that I never have before.
Learn what is good and bad for m y body and implement that into my daily routine.
Gain confidence in myself and realize that I am a pretty cool and well accomplished person.
Introduce myself to strangers.
Find a job that I enjoy.
Keep up with friends living abroad.
Make new friends at home.
Go out of my comfort zone (more than once a week).
Become patient. Stay patient. Have more patience.
Learn how to become selfless.