well hello stranger!!! it's still january, so i can still say happy new year! better late than never, right? i hope everyone had a wonderful holidays and started the new year with a BANG, whatever that may mean to each of you. the past few years, i have been delayed with my new year posts because i am coming back from some international destination. not this time. i was back home in los angeles with my most favorite person in the world: my mom. i realized that this was going to be a very big year for me, professionally. my focus is all about the career i married. my first week back at work was spent mapping out the entire year in one day and fine tuning details the next few days. needless today, i will anchor two schools to get our national re-certification next year. i am on over achiever so i will strive for a repeat of 100% accreditation score. i don't mess on things like this. i am a competitive asshole when it comes to job performance and success rate.
on the personal side of things, i am in a position to make big changes as well. no, i am not pregnant. i didn't get married over the holidays either. i am not in a position to discuss it in public though. it is interesting because last year, around this time, i found myself in the same situation where i couldn't really talk about certain things because of policies regarding social media. many of you really close to me know what i am talking about when i had that whirlwind travel schedule last spring.
goals not resolutions, a good friend once told me. i have been doing some reflection, on my extra days at the gym this past week due to a stressful week. the past 10 years, like i said on my tweet a few days ago, had been all about me. Me. ME. i left L.A. whenever i wanted to, which was in the middle of graduate school. like, who the fuck does that? oh did i just cuss this new year on my blog? my bad. moving on. i had all the time to "ball out", travel and live life without restrictions (except when i was in graduate school, but that was minor). how many times have i heard from my friends, "i wish i had your life" or "i want to have a life like yours someday when the kids are grown". one thing that i was always worried about was not being able to do the things i love and wanted...you know, everything this blog is about...live what you love. i didn't want to wait till i was retired to enjoy the things i got to do the last ten years. there's more i want to do, believe me. however, i feel like it maybe time to slow down. start thinking about living for other people - whatever that means, way, shape or form. it's time to walk the road not taken and whatever challenges it may bring, i am certain that the best is yet to come.