The year 2014 was not the best year, but looking back, I have a lot to be thankful for. I was given some opportunities that I grabbed at the snap of the fingers and they provided me valuable lessons. The year 2014 was also the year of family — I lost a cousin to murder but I gained a nephew who is the light of our lives, and all of my mother’s siblings were together after a long, long while. The year 2014 was also the year I turned 30, and I didn’t feel any differently from the past years. Truthfully, the last time I feared turning a year older was when I turned 20 because that was my last year of college and I didn’t know what lies ahead of me.
The year 2015, I would dedicate to working hard and achieving goals I’ve set aside in the past years, to health and fitness, and to closing an old chapter and opening a new one. I could not wait to bid goodbye to 2014, and say hello to 2015! Happy New Year!