Thursday, December 17, 2015

Reflections: Almost 30 Years Old and My Year in Review 2015

Hello Everyone!

Well it's that time of year again that I write my reflections. This year I'm going to combine my reflections of the past decade since I'll be 30 on Christmas, and reflections: my year in review posts together.

Almost 30 Years Old

What a year this has been! I say that in terms of good, bad, and everything in between. Here I am almost week from 30 so I'm going to reflect on the last decade of my life. It seems like just yesterday that I was that 19 year old girl, a freshman in college, full of ambition with hopes and dreams of doing something great in this world. Fast forward 10 years later. I'm still that girl who has ambition and dreams. For the things that I still want to accomplish, I feel that it's so important to remain positive and focused on my goals.

One of my goals that I set for myself included college. I did graduate college with a B.A. in Psychology.  I still haven't found anything in my field, and sometimes I feel really discouraged about that. Isn't it funny how life can take you down a path that you never expected? That's not necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes I wonder did I go to school for the wrong thing. I know deep down that I have a passion for helping people. I think that's just the frustration I feel sometimes when I get upset about not having a job related in the Psychology field.

You know I once read that somewhere that you'll ruin your 20's by thinking about all the things you should be doing. I feel like this, yes you definitely should set goals for yourself and try to accomplish them to the best of your ability. However, I've learned a long time ago that life isn't going to always go as you thought it would. At almost 30 I'm not exactly where I want to be in life, but when does life stop at 30? For example, I remember when I was in my early 20's I thought I was going have a husband and by 26 and at least one child by 29. Well here I am today and I don't have neither lol. At 29,  I'm not really focused on those two elements right now. I want to have a steady career first, maybe do some traveling, and then have a family. When I think about it, I rather have a family in my 30's. I have faith that I should be more established of where I want to be in my 30's than I am now in my 20's. All I know is that I didn't spend my 20's worrying and stressing about the minor opinions of some people that just don't matter. This is my life and I'm the one who has to live it. You may think that statement is harsh, but think about it...I think we all know someone who always has an opinion about something they have no knowledge of the things they speak. So at the end of the day, I don't let those type of people influence my life in anyway because I've noticed that those types of people are usually negative and unhappy with their own life.

Honestly I think your 20's is a good time to figure out who you are and what you want to do in life. All you can really do is try your best at whatever you do in life and by chance you don't accomplish your goal(s) that doesn't mean you're a failure. It simply means that there's something out better out there waiting for you. As I look back some of the things that interested me in my early 20's no longer interest me now. That's to be expected since we all grow as people. As we grow and get older our priorities change. I remember that I used to absolutely hate cooking, baking, and anything domesticated. I found it time consuming and disinteresting. Now I love home décor, diy projects and I love to cook and bake.

Now that this decade is about to end in my 20's I can honestly say I've learned a lot, I've grown as a person. I'll be 30 on Christmas, and I'm looking forward to what the next chapter in my life brings.

My Year in Review 2015

Can you believe in less than two weeks the year will be over? I know it sounds really cliché, but this year went by fast!

As with any year that comes to a close, 2015 had its ups and downs. My health was decent except for the allergies and sinuses problems I have in general. I collaborated with some amazing companies. Some of the companies I've worked with before and some companies were new. I moved into a new apartment during the Spring, but unfortunately I had to move into another unit because of the flood that occurred in South Carolina. Even though that was a set back with having to move and losing items, I think of how it could've been worse. I've never been the type of person to take things for granted or at least I try not be, but when things like this happen it tends to make me feel even more appreciative of the things that I have and the people in my life that mean the most to me. I know that we have about two weeks left in the year, but whatever I didn't accomplish this year, I hope to accomplish next year and focus on the things that really matter. One of my goals for next year is not to stress so much. You know the funny thing about worry and stress? It doesn't help the situation. I think most people realize that, but yet we as people still continue to worry. I try to remember to let go and let God. Overall I think this year was alright. As I mentioned in the beginning of my reflections post, this year had its ups and downs, but I definitely saw a lot of positive things happen for me this year and I plan to continue to take a positive attitude into the New Year.

For those who celebrate Christmas, may you have a very Merry Christmas and I wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Side Notes :
- Since my birthday is on Christmas, and Christmas is next week, I'm unsure of how much I'm going to be posting. I'm going to try to post something though, and I'll be reading and commenting on your blogs!

Happy Early Birthday to Me :)

I Used my Victoria's Secret SRC to get myself a few early early birthday gifts and two free pairs of undies. I'm so glad I was able to get this tote on clearance! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog! 


Unknown said...

I totally agree with you on the fact that our interest change as we grow older! I never though I'd enjoy cooking or home decor either until I moved out and had my own home and learned some recipes! You are an amazing person and friend Pilar and I hope your 30th birthday is amazing too!

FelyM said...

i hope your birthday will be amazing

Jackie Harrison said...

I believe we wake up everyday with a new interest in life and yes we look back and said why worry. I also do not care what other people think we have it all the jealous, angry and so on some give positive opinion some don't as long as we do not take it at heart. In the new year reflect it with new blessing and Have a lovely Birthday.

Marie said...

Both posts are beautifully written. You're going to be amazing in your 30's just as you are in your 20's! I hope that you have a wonderful birthday!

Margo @ PrettyPanda said...

This was wonderful to read, you are so positive Pilar!! I completely understand you...I sometimes wonder if I messed up and went to school for the wrong thing because I don't have a job in my field, but life is unexpected!! Your blog has grown so much this year and you should be proud of that! You are going to ROCK your thirties and happy happy early birthday!

Pilar said...

Aww thanks Ashley! You pretty amazing yourself! I love looking at DIY shows and YouTube videos! They're very resourceful! I find myself at peace when I cook snd bake! I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but I love baking and making desserts!

Pilar said...

Thank you!

Pilar said...

Thanks Jackie! I feel like this I'm not going to live my life in someone else's point of view! You have to live your own life in order to feel fulfilled and happy!

Pilar said...

Thanks Marie!

Pilar said...

Thanks Margo! You are too kind! I think once you get a degree and if you're having trouble finding a job in that field it can be discouraging. I haven't given up, and I hope you find a job in your field as well! My blog is important and for you to say that really means a lot to me!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

Great post Pilar! A lot of people I know that majored in Psychology, also went into Social Work afterwards. If you don't further your education in Psychology think about getting a masters in SW. I know hospitals/clinics are SCREAMING for social workers. There's definitely a need and something you may consider entering in.

Pilar said...

Thanks Kim! Even though I went to school for psychology,I want to be a counselor. My focus has shifted a bit, but I haven't fully ruled out going back to school for counseling. I thought about social work before I declared my major, but I was more interested in Psychology. I agree there is a great need for social workers!

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