2014 has been monumental. I learned so much about myself and my entire perspective has shifted because of it. I value time and friendship so much more. Travel has become extremely important in my life. I realized that no matter what career I pursue, I want it to involve directly working with people. One of my favorite things to say is every ending brings on a new beginning, and I am so excited to welcome 2015.
In 2014, I did a lot of rad things. These are just a few of my favorites.
I started blogging. I’m so happy that I finally created this space for me to write when I’m inspired or want to share about my life. I’ll never forget the day that a professor at FSU sat me down and asked, “Who are you and why are you here?” His matter-of-fact questions pushed me to find my true passions: writing and sharing. Like most people, I thought I had something interesting to say, which resulted in this little space.
I lived in New York City. If you would have told me that I would be spending my summer in New York City, I never would have believed you. When I applied for internships in the city this past April, I didn’t have any expectations; I applied because I wanted to learn something. Living in New York changed me. I realized that I can achieve a goal if I really push for it, and it has encouraged me to apply myself to more opportunities. I met such incredible people along the way and I know I’ll always cherish my summer in New York.
I traveled. I flew to Chicago, New York, New York again, St. Louis, and Massanutten, VA. I also explored Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. When I was younger, I wasn’t afforded the opportunity to travel a lot, but have recently fallen in love with traveling. Living in New York definitely encouraged this passion of mine and I hope to travel even more in 2015. I’ve never been out of the country so here’s hoping 2015 will bring me across the pond!I fell in love. I’ve been with my boyfriend for four and a half years, but this past year has been extraordinary in so many ways. We’ve learned so much about hardships, loss, love, and family. We spent the summer apart, said goodbye to our cat, explored my hometown, made the decision to move together when we graduate, and fallen more and more in love each day. I’m so happy to have him by my side.I pushed myself. Over the past three years, I’ve learned so many things about myself and this year, I truly pushed myself to succeed. I applied for internships, left my amazing job in Tallahassee to move to New York, interned at an extraordinary agency, got promoted at the same amazing job in Tallahassee when I returned to Florida, and seriously contemplated what I want to do post-college. 2014 has been a true testament to my professional growth and I’m so excited to push myself even further in 2015.