2015, reflecting

and a preview of the first 12 days of 2016

The ups and downs I’ve had this past year were unimaginable. I did things I never imagined I would do or experience. I traveled to Germany and lived my dream. I worked in an OR, ran my parents business and got accepted for a paid internship in NYC for a year. I fell in love, lost myself at the bottom, and found the strength to completely rebuild myself. I traveled around europe on my own, and made lifelong friends overseas. I was a rose that grew from concrete, I molded myself into the strongest version of myself both physically and mentally. My family and friends have come to be even closer to me and I am so grateful for them.
I wrote my heart out, got creative and learned some of the most important life lessons the hard way. I found balance and happiness in myself. My year was spontaneous, stressful, and successful. I had a plan going in and nothing went the way I had imagined it would, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

My mentality about most of things in my life have changed. I didn’t go into this year with a super specific plan like I had every year. If I’ve learned anything from the past it’s that there’s more than one way to get to where you want to be, and that failure can be the best lesson and can prepare you for some of the most amazing opportunities you will ever experience. Of course I did write down my goals for this year; I have more than I ever had before relating to everything from med school to my writing to fitness as well as tons of travelling, and I plan on accomplishing and outdoing every single one of them.

So far I’m off to a good start and I think the main reason is because I’ve been journal everything from my goals to my schedule to my feelings. I’m so excited to see where this year takes me, and while I don’t know exactly where I’ll end up right now, I know I’ll be successful and I know that one thing tat hasn’t changed is my ambition and my strong desire to be successful.

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