Christmas is over and I’ve been planning for 2015. 2014 was a good year for me. I started the year off on good terms. I was interning at a large PR agency in the John Hancock building, shopping on the magnificent mile and living the life. Until my internship was over and several interviews didn’t fall through I was unemployed for the first time in a very long time this summer. It was the first time in seven years that I didn’t have a job. My money was funny and I was discouraged with my job search. Looking back this was an awesome summer.
Huh? Why would I say that? I said it because it’s true, I finally had time to be with my family, friends, my blog and time to relax. The last seven years I have worked, worked, worked and worked. I was always on the go and I never wanted to relax. I was a total beach bum this summer. I exercised and took long walks on the beach and rode Divy bikes with my brother in Hyde Park. I turned up with my sister any day of the week. It was awesome looking back and reflecting on it. On the last day of summer a very close friend of the family called me late at night recommending me for a job at a university here in Chicago. I sent my application in that night and had an interview set up and boom. I was back working on October 1st. I never imagined that I would be working at a university, but I love my work and being able to create and do all the things I enjoy doing. Since October I’ve made 20 flyers and planned several events. At the beginning of the year my goal was to become the next amazing PR girl but I got something even better and meaningful.
This year I stopped eating meat for 11 months and just recently started eating seafood again. I got my first membership to a gym and I’m looking forward to taking more fitness classes soon. My goal for next year is to stay committed and consistent in my work, my blog, my workouts and health lifestyle. I made my first vision board in June while I was unemployed and it gave me so much hope and life. Every once in a while when I need inspiration or hope, I just look up and remember I have goals and dreams to make happen. I can’t wait to start on my board for 2015.
How was your year? Have you ever created a vision board? Try it!