In just a few short days we will saying goodbye to 2017 and will be welcoming a new year. A new year will be an opportunity for change, learning, growing, and creating new memories. Before stepping into a new year I wanted to look back at 2017 and all the things that it brought with it. With age, I learned how fast life goes by and how important it is to remember all the wonderful things that happen to us. For me, 2017 was one of the most memorable years. Even though the majority of my days were filled with work I took every opportunity to travel. This was a year that I got to check Los Angeles off of my bucket list when I went there for my birthday with my best friend. It was a trip that was truly unforgettable.
This was also a year that I turned 27. And strangely the reality that I am not in my early 20s anymore hit hard. It’s just as if it was yesterday that I was celebrating my 21st birthday and 27 seemed to be so far away. But I made sure to make the best of this reality.
It was a year that I got to spend time with my family and friends. In spring while I was in California I went on a road trip with my brother and some friends and family. During that road trip, I witnessed my brother propose to his wonderful girlfriend and that is one of the moments that will be cherished forever.
One of my goals for 2017 was to spend as much time at the beach as possible and it was one of the goals that I was able to achieve. The sound of the waves and salty air makes all the stress and all the worry go away and gives me the energy to get through busy days.
Before Christmas, I was in California and I went on a wonderful adventure to San Francisco. Although I’ve been in San Francisco many times before those visits were not as memorable as this one. I got to see a side of the city that I’ve never seen before and it was all done with my favorite person, my best friend.
It was a year of growth, happiness and a few heartaches. It brought some wonderful people to my life that changed it forever and drew away the ones that were not meant to be in my life.
Hope the new year brings you lots of love and happiness.