Happy Lunar New Year to all who celebrate! May the year of the pig bring you happiness and lots of food…
Here’s to a new year to:
- Climb more mountains
- Conquer my biggest fears
- Welcome new friendships
- Accept love within myself and from others
- Step outside of my comfort zone
- Spread compassion
- Dance away from regret
- Listen to stories of those unheard
- Appreciate every single moment
A few weeks ago, I traveled back home for Thanksgiving. It’s been four months since I was on the East Coast. It’s crazy to see how fast time flies. I was surrounded by family and home-cooked meals. True happiness.
Since moving here, I have met so many kind and passionate new people who came to California for a fresh start. They were either leaving a toxic job environment, going through a bad breakup, or couldn’t stand to live at home anymore. A friend asked me why I moved, “What are you running from?” Not running, but chasing. I’m here to chase after new experiences. I want to take more jumps in my life and see where I land. I’m constantly terrified and excited about the changes and decisions that I come across every day, but it only makes life more thrilling. May we continue to focus on the people and moments that bring us joy, love, and laughter. Let’s teach each other how to live fearlessly.
A month ago, I turned 27. This year has been a hard one so far. I went through so many changes that I wasn’t ready for. I was lost and may still feel a little uncertain in my direction, but I’m finding myself again. I am grateful for these moments and for the people in my life who continue to stand by my side.
Last weekend, I traveled to Yosemite National Park with a few friends. It’s a long journey from San Francisco, but the drive is worth it. We hiked up the Upper Yosemite Fall Trail, which is 7 miles roundtrip. The strenuous hike included trickling waterfalls and a spectacular view. I would love to come back in the winter time to see the mountains covered with snow.
Been MIA from the blog for a while, but I am taking the time to upload some old photos from my time back in Washington, D.C. My heart misses my old home very much, but I’m so happy here in San Francisco. During the summer, I went to the Fun House exhibition with Jen at the National Building Museum.
“I’m not really hard and cynical after all – in fact I’m still dangerously soft.” – Tennessee Williams
I moved to San Francisco a few weeks ago, and I am slowly adjusting to my new life out here. It’s been a rollercoaster ride of changes, but I’m here to stay (for now).
“My life’s u n c e r t a i n and sometimes it’s strange
But one thing I’ve learned is it won’t stay the same
Even in the darkness, I’ll be okay
The sun will come up, the seasons will change.”
– Nina Nesbitt