Things I learned in…2016
2016 is coming to an end it’s been a week of reflection and putting all my thoughts and accomplishments together. 2016 was such a great year but also a very difficult one, I must admit that emotionally speaking it’s been one of the hardest years I’ve had in a while. Just looking back at the events that occurred I want to say how did I get there? Or how did I get here? My feelings were up and down like, a rollercoaster I felt crazy in many moments. My relationship had one of its hardest moments. Ghost past really haunted me this year they made themselves present this year. Luckily those ghost have been put to rest. For sure this year was a blessed year but also a very emotional unstable year. Its one of those years where you, you know you have grown you know you have changed and honestly there’s been times I’ve felt lost.
Lessons learned and milestones of 2016
I think staring the year 2016 things felt very different within myself and things automatically felt like they would change nonetheless they did I ever expected to take the ride this year would take me thru.
I ran my first half marathon in march of 2016 I literally ran 13 miles non stop for 2hrs and 45mins, I felt strong it really motivated so motivated I was on the verge of training hard for two more runs that year. I ran two more runs in 2016 I participated in San Francisco’s bay to breakers and even completed a second half marathon after injury.
I created a book club in April and my friends helped me keep it alive
I attended my first Mexico soccer game in Arizona for Copa America,luckily it was their first game vs Uruguay and not the harsh loss against Chile
My eating habits where off the wall, drive thru became a bad habit and my habit for drinking soft drinks was also a bad addiction.
Hiking became a thing of 2016, I did a lot of hikes with different people but mostly my best friend
I completed a full calendar year of teaching
I learned not everything need’s to be planned; sometimes the things unplanned about life are the ones that hold your heart together.
I spent more time with my cousin José and got closer to him a nice friendship
I got into a fight with my best friend. It was a thought thing to get in a fight with someone you’ve never had conflict with but getting over our difference was a big lesson for me this year to learn about yourself and my best friend.
I gained 12 lbs., it’s been a hard struggle but they will come off this upcoming year.
I drove in other states (Arizona, Washington, Oregon)
I cried one my way to work twice this year and yes one them was post election
I injured my knee and became very depressed because of it,it was hard for me emotionally to recover my knee injury.I had never been hurt like that before so I really took it hard.
I learned that sometimes, you might need to be hurt one last time to say you’re done.
I traveled a little more than I expected and it changed me
My own blog became a reality and its been such a great tool for me to write and share those experiences I love mybravediaries.com
One of my favorite memories from 2016 was getting drenched in Puerto Rico and on that same day taking an boat and getting soaked again
Many good concert adventures with my best friend and brother
Was able to see my brother graduate
I ventured to do more exploring with those that are close to me the boyfriend and best friends and sister.
Most importantly everything gained from the good and the bad of 2016 made this year such a worthy ride .This blog is dedicate to all those that shaped my 2016 for the good, bad and ugly and simple helped me grow so I can face those new happy moments, and new challenges along my way.