First of all — I’m sorry (LIKE SUPER SORRY) with the delays of my blog posts. I’m finally going to be active after a month of being M.I.A., so yay to upcoming adventures of The Tracy Express a.k.a. TREX!!!
The past February was such a roller coaster — filled with new, yet exciting experiences. I had been on my feet these past twenty-nine days, which had allowed me to have a love-hate relationship with February (especially after a few months of hiatus). Let me try summarizing the last month to my fellow readers:
1.) I had my first professional interview (I think I kinda nailed it, lol) for my current job as a registered nurse at an acute-care hospital in the medical-surgical unit.
2.) I had met a handful of people, who have expounded my outlook of life because of their diversity. It was quite interesting to meet new people who are locals, and those who had just moved to my area. It reminded me that the world is really a big place, even though there are times we may belittle and underestimate it.
3.) I had celebrated mass on Ash Wednesday at my local parish (for the first time in years) and I am currently practicing abstinence during the Fridays of the Lenten Season. This is a big thing for me (on a religious note) because I did not participate in Catholic events despite attending a Catholic university for four years. One of my new year’s goals is actually to adapt a healthier spiritual vitality.
4.) I FINALLY received my learner’s permit for driving (LOL yes – I don’t have my driver’s license yet and yes I am almost 22, but better late than never right?), but I still don’t have a clue on how to operate a vehicle. Give me a break – I still have 5 more months to learn!
So let’s just conclude that I had tried my best to make the most out of February, despite it being the shortest month of the year.
Anyways, can you believe that four years has passed since the last February 29 on our calendars?? Seems like time is flying by quite quickly, but maybe that is a good thing.
Do you remember what you were doing this time, four years ago? Some say that dwelling back to our past is a habit that we should cut off completely, but I always find it as an interesting opportunity in evaluating how much we have changed. Let’s face it, no matter how cliche this may sound — we cannot deny that the only constant thing in this world is “change,” so we might as well embrace it.
Hmmm anywho, let’s go back to the year 2012 (Lol, this makes me feel like I’m a character from “Phil of the Future.”) We were all probably hypnotized by the thought that the world was going to end on 12/21/12 (or at least had a few thoughts about it) because of what they referred to as the “beginning of the end.” But let’s see – I was a freshman in nursing school and I probably had a terrible sleeping schedule due to irregular nights of studying for Anatomy & Physiology and Inorganic/Organic Chemistry (my fave general subjects, lol okay not exactly). Life was completely different from how it is at present.
Looking back, I don’t think that I would have realized that I had potential in myself because I can be such a pessimist. But look at me now – I am the person that I had dreamed of becoming (at least during the meantime anyways). Sure — there are some things that I have done that I was not proud of, but that is what makes everything so interesting: the scars that you create while climbing to achieve the things you want. I let those scars serve as personal reminders of second chances and how I would never stop until I reach my goals. Just remember that it is important to have goals to begin with, no matter how big or small that may be. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes during your journey of aiming towards your goals. You may not be aware that mistakes may actually become a trigger point to success in it’s own mysterious ways.
Let’s all make the next four years something that we would love to look back on — aim for the galaxy, every one!
“I’ve always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you’ve got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish.” — Chuck Norris