wow! i cannot believe how fast this year has flown.
it seems like just a few days ago i was sitting down to write out my new years resolutions on my tumblr! this list included things like "stop drinking diet coke". yeah...that didn't happen.
i also can't understand how its been an entire year since i left school on the east coast. so much has happened this year though, maybe that's why it flew so fast.
here are some of the highlights of this past year for me--
-at the beginning of 2012 i was wearing myself out working three jobs i didn't need to be working (i had filled out so many applications online when i came home from school and didn't want to turn any down!)
-i met the two most amazing boys who i truly believe will be my best friends for the rest of my life, guillermo and, of course, hector, my incredible boyfriend/fiance :]
-i quit two of the jobs-the movie theater and menchies! (something i never thought i could have done, i used to have a terrible time letting others down)
-i grew so much and became a stronger person than i ever knew i could be.
-i went back to school and finished my neuroscience class with a B+ (when i had only taken it with hopes to pass with the lowest grade possible) and realized i love this and want to keep pursuing it!
-i went through a break up i couldnt imagine recovering from and came out so much stronger for it.
-i realized that the boy right in front of me who loved me so much and would do anything for me was really who i wanted to be with for the rest of my life (so sorry, so much cheesiness)
-after honestly believing it was impossible for me to be happy, ever, i went through a lot of intense therapy and experimentation with antidepressants and anti anxiety medications until finally i can truly say i am the happiest i have ever been. happier than i could have ever wished or imagined i would be.
***normally, i wouldn't post about this, but i hope that if anyone is struggling as much as i was, that maybe they will read this and it will give them strength to hold on a little bit longer and know that things can get better for them. believe me, i never thought they could, but with the right help and support from those who love you, and i promise, there are so many people who love you, you can get through all the shit and come out so much better for it all***
-my parents and i worked out so many issues that were holding us back in having a great relationship. now they're my best friends.
-i got surgery and survived it! (i had always imagined my first surgery at a very old age when i needed something like a hip or knee replacement, not in my twenties)
-i figured out what i want for my future career-wise.
-hector, guillermo, and i got to see each of our favorite bands in concert, mumford and sons, animal collective, and passion pit, respectively. strangely, all three were playing on separate dates this fall, but all three concerts were at the hollywood bowl!
-i found my own voice and-believe me-i have used it, sometimes a little too much and it gets me in trouble, but still!
-i got engaged :]
-i rescued the sweetest, most loving pug in the entire world, miss olivia.
-and most of all i just had an overall kick-ass year that can't even be covered by the list i just wrote out.
i will truly miss 2012 in so many weird and confusing ways. still, i cannot wait for 2013 and all the wonderful things it has in store!
thank you 2012! you will be missed!
ps resolutions will be coming soon-just as soon as i can think of them! :]