After visiting NY for the 4th year in a row, I realized that SoCal was my friend with benefits. It was never really serious and we were just fooling around for 4 years. San Francisco/the Bay Area is my main/first love. And now NYC is the side chick because I keep coming back for more, even though I know I’m cheating on SF.
Some of you may be thinking that I take all of these “vacations,” when I consider it more as a trip and not a relaxing vacation. I think of it as a trip because it’s just apart of my journey of life of trying to find myself. Trying to understand my worth, how I want to shape my world, and learning more about myself. I find that out with the help of my family and being on my own to reflect on my life.
I truly believe the 20s are the hardest part of your life. Because post grad, you’re forced to figure out life right away. You get put out in the real world and then you’re like, “wtf do I do.” The 20s are when you’ve either set on doing something specific (medicine, law, etc.) or constantly changing what you wanna do (i.e. Major change in college). And that’s why with the help of these trips and advice from my family, I definitely understand how confusing the 20s really are. These trips can be a trip when finding out the truth (lulz)
After going on these trips, I’m staying positive at life and am grateful for the help of my family. I really don’t know where I’d be and where my mind would be, without the help of my oldest brothers and parents. So, in conclusion, I haven’t been going on vacations, I’ve been going on trips of life. =)
Told a woman one of my dream goals and she was so astonished by it that she said, “Wow, that’s a really great goal and I hope you can get there someday.” One of the best things ever said to me that wasn’t from my parents. =’)
Then again she might just be saying that to be nice……….HAHAHA damn it. Still gonna tell myself that she meant that lolol
Growing up, everyone has this perception that you go to school, get a job, find a husband/wife, get a nice house, and start a family. The more you grow up and the more experiences you go through, you begin to understand that it’s not always gonna be like that. You start to see your worth and what you actually want to do.
For example, right after high school, people are encouraged to go straight to college, get a degree, then find a nice entry level job. The pressure is put on you to get into a university and do big things. Sometimes, this isn’t the case for everyone. College isn’t for everyone. Maybe not right after high school, or maybe not at all. Maybe a university isn’t for everyone as well. People have different interests and people realize their worth.
No two people’s paths are gonna be the same. And that’s when you understand that you decide your own path and how you want to live your life. You don’t have to follow that “perfect” perception. You can, if that’s what you wanna do, or you don’t have to. People find out what they wanna do right away, while others are still finding themselves. And that’s okay. In the end, it’s up to you how you want to live your life and how you want to make your path. It doesn’t matter if your friends around you become successful right away or are traveling the world or continuing school or still finding themselves or whatever! It only matters to you what you want to do and how you want to be happy.
2013 was probably the best year of my life because
-I graduated from UCR
-NO BOY DRAMA!!!!! The first time in like…..6??? 7??? Years?
-Got to go to Candlestick one last time
-Numerous Vegas trips
-Disneyland annual pass holder = multiple Disneyland trips
-Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake live! And BSB #childhood
-In US, visited: Honolulu, Lake Tahoe, New York City, Death Valley, Antelope Canyon/Page
-Outside of US, visited: Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok, and a layover in Japan = legit sushi from Japan and Japanese souvenirs lolol
-Moving back home and spending time in San Francisco again
-Slowly started realizing what to do with my life. I’m still hella confused with what I wanna do, but hey, I’m young. Everyone has a diff path and some know what they wanna do right away. (Something I learned as I went on my trips)
Looking back on this list, all I can think of is how blessed and thankful I am. I seriously had no complaints for 2013 and I kind of wish I can relive it. I will try and stay positive for 2014 as I did for 2013 😊