Just like the title says, I’ll be in Disneyland in 11 days.
Life has been exponentially more difficult this year than any year I’ve lived thus far, but regardless of that fact I’ve held my head up high.
I’ve gotten through if not still going through the motions of my Grandmother’s death in the beginning of the year.
I’ve dealt with my parents basically exiling me and kicking me out of their house, only to pretend almost two months of radio silence after that they did nothing wrong and think I’m the one at fault.
All while pushing myself to be better in school and attempting to dive head first in a full time work and school schedule.
I stand today, prouder than I ever have been in myself, with straight A’s.
I was and probably still am, too easily broken. The only difference now is I chose not to give up on myself.
When you feel like you’ve been hurt beyond repair and think you cannot possibly pick yourself up, that’s when you choose to pick yourself up and not look back.
So enough drama for this post! It was not meant to be depressing.
Point is I’m headed to the Happiest Place on Earth in 11 days and I am in dire need of a much needed break from the everyday stress that is life. I hope my vacation will help clear my head and help me make some of the most crucial decisions that will change the course of my life and career.
Cyber high five to all those amazing people staying strong and living their lives to the best of what they can make it. Life is what you make it and I’m done feeling like life is dealt me a bad hand of cards.
I got straight A’s! My very first time ever getting all A’s and a 4.0 GPA!
You guys have no idea how crazy this is to me and how proud I am of my grades. Working full-time and going to school full-time was super crazy for me but I hung in there and made it through.
This is the first time I’ve EVER completed all the classes I’ve signed up for so that in itself is a huge accomplishment!
So now since it’s June, I’m going to celebrate my 26th birthday at Disneyland. I’ve been anticipating this trip to SoCal and now I’ll have even more reason to celebrate when I get there.
It’s coming down to the wire and I’m happy and proud to say that I made it through my first semester back as a college student!
Four classes and working full-time is no laughing matter! I’ve lacked sleep and a social life but ready to emerge again!
Saturday was my last English 1A class session and drum roll please……… I got an A in the class.
Now the next few days consist of History 17A, Psychology 1 and Reading 54 finals.
Who said you can never go back to school? I’m going to be 26 in June and I’m living proof that you can. It’s difficult… very much so, but worth it in my opinion.
I actually stuck to all of my new year’s resolutions!
After this week… I’m definitely looking forward to sleeping more but that’s not what I’m looking forward to the most…. that would be reserved for Disneyland for my birthday next month!
In the famous words of London Tipton from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, “YAY ME!”
This has always been an issue for me.
I think it’s because there was a time in my life where a lot of bad things happened and in some senses, I lost myself.
I’ve been having trouble trying to get back to the girl I used to be before then and it’s been quite difficult to do so. But then I realized that I don’t want to be the girl I used to be. I was too easily broken back then. I want to be a newer version of myself. That’s when it finally clicked. I’ve spent so much time wanting to go back when re-inventing a whole new me was all I needed.
Sure it always sounds easier & sure there are going to be days when you think to yourself that it won’t work out but the point is to stay positive and stick with it. In my personal experience it’s way too easy for me to bring to surface all the negative things going on in my life than all the wonderful positive things. Self sabotage is what it is.
I’ve complained in the past that I JUST want to be happy when I’ve known all along the reason why I haven’t been completely happy is because misery loves company. I’m so used to being down in the dumps that I couldn’t pull myself out of it.
Now I’m not saying that all of a sudden everything is perfect, A-OK or even great. I’m a work in progress. I have my days where I pat myself on the back for not being “so” negative & not putting myself down but then of course there are days where I just want to wallowing in all my sorrows. I’m just glad that now there are less days of wallowing and more days of being productive and trying to enjoy life.
I’m 24 years old and I feel like I’ve lost a lot of time these past 3 years. You’re only young once so I might as well do the things I want to do because I can sure as hell complain about it when I’m older but just not now :)
or perhaps it’s the feeling I had when I was there.
The fact that no one knew me.
Getting lost in a crowd full of people who I’ve never met.
That feeling, you know, that I could accomplish anything.
The feeling of a fresh start.
Sometimes I wonder if I feel trapped living in my hometown.
Not that I’m celebrating every day this week…
MY 24th birthday is on Friday.
I’ll be celebrating in style like anyone who turns my age should…
Yes. You read that right! lol
It’s been 12 years since the last time I went & I intend to enjoy the 2 days there and 1 day at California Adventure thoroughly!
It’s been so long so if anyone has tips or advice send them my way :)
My boyfriend calls me while I’m at work. To give me two options for my birthday present.
1) To get the really expensive one for my bday but not have so much money to spend while we’re on vacation…
2) Get the a cheaper one now & then get the more expensive one in two weeks.
He’s awesome. Win-Win situation for me :) I love you honey.
I have a little over two months until I go. I haven’t been since I was 12.
I’ll be spending my actual 24th bday there.
If anyone has tips or things I must do while I’m there please message me :)
I’ll be vacationing over there for a week but only going to the park two days!
You’re a little over a month away now…
Please be good to me.
I’ll be purchasing my first car [FINALLY] & [FINALLY] going back to college to take some evening classes. I’m hoping that your year will treat me well.
So 2012, when we meet… please lead the way :)
But most importantly, I hope this year I won’t feel like such a failure. Even though I know that’s far from the truth, I can’t help but think so.
For my 24th birthday present to myself :)
I’ll be flying alone but meeting up w/ my sister & her husband who will be working overseas for three months for his job.
So luckily that saves me money on a flat to stay in. Yay me!
I’m really looking forward to this.
So 22nd was Manhattan, New York.
My 23rd was spent in Kihei, Hawai.
& my 24th in Europe.
I’m really proud of myself; the one goal I’ve managed to always stick to is traveling somewhere new for my birthday. Travel young while you can. So much of this beautiful world to see it’s a shame not to take advantage of exploring the beauty of it all.
The Summer feels so far away already. In the meantime, I’m completely happy with where I am right now. Bon nuit.
New York is like in the winter? I guess I’ll find out! Going to surprise my bf for his 26th bday with a trip to NYC. It’ll be in December :) Since we went two summers ago, I wonder what it’ll be like! ALSO I plan on going to see a live taping of SNL!!!