This is my last post of 2014... WOW! 2014 left us in what felt like the blink of an eye. This is my recap.. my blink of an eye.
The past 3 years after graduation I struggled so much. Financially, emotionally, physically, mentally you name it and I struggled. I lost so many things, my temper, my faith, my strength, my thoughts, but I also gained so much more. Three years later I am stronger, wiser, and more open to new opportunities.
There comes a point in your life where you do not fret if a door you thought you were supposed to pass through closes. I have reached this point. I have learned to appreciate what I have and not yearn for the things I do not have. I have learned to look at things in a three dimensional way and not the way I want to see them. I have learned to accept my present and work towards my future one day at a time. Most importantly I have come to terms that the only person I should be in competition with is the person I was yesterday.
This has taken a lot of self discipline from my part. See, I was the type of person that questioned everything. I needed to know the answers right now. If something happened to me whether good or bad I wanted to know why. I have slowly let go the wanting to know everything. I have taught myself that fretting and stressing was only detrimental to one person, myself.
I feel very proud that I am leaving not just 2014 but the past 3 years of my life on this note. Now on to the amazing highlights of 2014...
I got engaged to my long time best friend, boyfriend, soulmate on November 7th, 2014 (I will post about my ring/engagement in a future post). Wedding planning will commence full swing this January 2015.
We also got a home, the most beautiful home I've ever lived in. My days now consist of home decor blogs, magazines and inspiration.
I also landed a job that has changed my life both internally and externally.
I made new memories with new people as well as those who have been in my life long term.
I will leave you with this quote...
"When we face impermanence wisely, we have an opportunity to cultivate a more constructive way of relating to reality. If we do so, we can actually learn to feel at ease in the face of unexpected change, and work comfortably with whatever new situations might occur."
Oodles of love,
Jamie F. soon to be Jamie B.