Monday, December 25, 2017

See you later, 2017.

Okay, it's that time of the year to reflect on 2017...

It started out fun spending New Year's with a close friend of mine at that time. I also got to see my little sister in March, and I traveled out to the Philippines and Cambodia which were great (still need to post about that), I continued to get tattooed, and picked up an old hobby of mine that has been making me very happy.

Honestly, this year was just more work-filled than anything due to the extra weekend classes. I was always so tired that I just wanted to do nothing but stay home and rest whenever I got time off. So, I didn't get much free time besides my vacations which were really nice and I'm totally grateful for, but nothing much happened during the year.

Like seriously, little to no human interactions happened besides with my students which has made me even more socially awkward than before. Despite little to no human interaction outside of work, I still learned some things so here they are:

Learn to let go of toxic relationships. No matter how much you care about these people, if they are hurting you more than they are helping you it's best to let them go. It really does wonders to your self esteem and your quality of life once they are no longer in it. Appreciate the good times you had but just stop it at that, and move on. And try your best to stay away from those type of people or keep them at a distance. 
Don't think about what you should do, think about what you want to do. Sometimes you get so wrapped up in the idea of thinking about what you should be doing according to your friends, family, social media, society, whatever, that you stress yourself out for no reason. Everyone is different, and just do what you want to do. As long as you're happy, that's all that matters.

So, those were the two things I learned. There may not be many lessons, but these are very important ones though. I feel like it's something we all know, but this year I actually realized how important it was to pay attention to this advice.

I am honestly looking forward to it being next year because I have some awesome plans. I'm heading to Korea with Lisa, going to get tattooed and the heading back to the states. And I already made plans to do my hair (something completely different), go to Colorado to visit some friends, and go to Warped Tour with a new friend. And possible new travel plans! I'll keep you guys posted.

Hope you guys had a lovely Christmas and see you in the new year!