Goodbye 2013...H E L L O 2 0 1 4 !
I want to wish you all an endless amount of success, happiness, health, and inspiration in this bright new year.
2013 proved to be quite a roller coaster of a year; the year was filled with milestones such a my college graduation, first full-time employment as a designer, and an array of Live Art experiences. With all the sunshine, there were also the shadows, which in my case were filled mostly with the uncertainties of life after receiving my diploma in the mail.
Like most people in their early 20s, life seemed like a blur with my goals lingering in the horizon yet no compass to direct me. Towards the end of 2013, I realized that's what our 20s are for : figuring out the true paths in life while having a damn good time doing so. Achieving your goals takes an immense focus, efficient execution, unwavering passion, and clear mind. In the midst of all the activity, it can be very easy to lose the drive and notice the possibilities of failure. The most important lesson I learned is that these down times can be turned into something positive by taking them as moments to step outside the box and breathe.
I felt the pressure pushing down on me more and more as we reached the end of the year. Although, not near my breaking point, I was able to snap out of it during my trips to Dominican Republic, London, and Paris. The change of scenery forced me to step back and realize that the light at the end of the tunnel was still beaming bright.
As I cheer on the new year, I keep in mind that it doesn't take a big count down to make a change. Each day is a chance to learn, grow, and reach for your dreams. So for 2014, for tomorrow, for today, and the now, I continue on my path towards both my short term and long term goals!
|Could not have asked for a more perfect way to celebrate the new year, under the Eiffel tower in my beloved city of Paris. |
S P A R K L E O N .