So, today is the last day of 2018.
New Year’s Eve is a beautiful time for reflection of what was accomplished within the last year. When I look back at 2018, what stands out mostly for me is a time of learning and some very important decisions and life changes. I find myself feeling a flood of emotions looking back and some of the things I’ve been able to pull myself through still shocks me to this day.
Without going into a ton of detail, I wanted to recap something wonderful that happened every month.
I finally picked up my paintbrush again after a year and painted something purely for me and out of joy.
Haku, my youngest husky baby, turned a year old – no more puppies in the pack.
I attended a military training in Texas and overcame some personal fears/barriers in regards to my duty as an Air Force medical technician.
I finally fulfilled my lifelong dream of traveling to Japan and got to share the experience with some of the people closest to me. This was truly a dream come true and the highlight of my year.
My husband and I had a lazy weekend in, full of love, as we celebrated our 5th year of marriage.
I connected with an old friend and we re-kindled our friendship.
After months of being away, my sister finally returned home and my heart became whole again.
I participated in my first ever art show and my passion for art peaked. I started to actually feel like an artist.
I honed my medical skills on tour in San Diego and found some inspiration. I finally quit my suffocating job to pursue my passion-art.
I started giving my art a voice. I began the 30 Days of Fall art series and kickstarted my new career. My husband also left for military training early this month.
As a new upcoming artist, I made my first ever pop-up shop on November 24th, also known as Small Business Saturday.
I got to experience Christmas surrounded by family and those closest to me. Seeing my husband after over two months reminded me of how truly blessed I have been.
Forgive me if this seems like a sappy post. I apologize. However, Looking back at each month and remembering all of the things that took place, I find myself feeling incredibly emotional. There were many truly, truly, trying times this past year, yet I stand where I am today feeling humbled, blessed, and ever so thankful. There is a common theme for this past year and that has to do with self-discovery, pushing past fears, and breaking barriers.
I end this year feeling stronger than I’ve ever been. I know that all the experiences that took place, have molded me into the person that I am today and have been envisioning.
2019, I am ready for you.
Let’s see what you’ve got in store.