You know what is the best part of growing up? The ability to feel comfortable in your skin and seeing how far you’ve come.
Two years ago around this time, is when I went public and began sharing my endeavors to the unknown cyber world. Has it really been two years? The whole purpose of creating my blog was to share my thoughts with the world in addition to progress in my writing skills. Ah, post-grad…I remember not knowing how to go about my passions and dreams. Figuring out my strengths and weaknesses. Did I want I want a job where it will provide financial stability or did I want a job that I was looking forward to waking up to? Questions that we all have, constantly.
One of my favorite things about having a creative outlet is getting sweet emails and comments from readers that saying how inspiring my story is. It really gives me the feels, and although, I may or may not know you, somehow through words, we’ve connected. So I thank you for staying with me on my continuous journey and great to know I somehow helped you!
As I rewind to my first year of posts, I feel more confident in my direction in life and in myself, now. I guess you can say I am stubborn about my goals, as we all should be. The nay-sayers can say whatever they want; may be your close friends or family members who may not agree with your decisions entirely. As much as they have that right to their opinions, growing up made me put myself first.
Ask me three years ago upon graduation if I knew I was going to be in New York. I would have said it will be doable, but I would be so fearful and filled with doubt of not establishing myself that I would have not consider it. Fast forward to today, June 19, 2015: I am so proud of my accomplishments and how life turned out. I made it happen, and I believe you can too if you believe in yourself and work hard for it. It only goes up from here.
That’s the ultimate truth.
Next month, it will mark my first year here in Nueva York! I am going to celebrate this anniversary because my life has never been the same since I hopped on that plane with my pillow pet, Heath the Hippo, backpack and two suitcases.
I did not expect for this post to happen, but I just have so much to celebrate: happy second birthday to buttonsandchary.com, almost-one-year in New York, and the fact that it is freaking Friday!
Life is good – s’all good.
Time to time, I always say this, but I can never say it enough: thank you sticking by my side, reading my journey and discoveries, for your encouragement and support. I truly would not be able to succeed and be where I am without all of you.
Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. – Rick Warren