I am finally 21!! (cue the tequila shots…jk) In all seriousness, 20 was a very weird year for me. A lot of things happened this year, both good and bad, that made me worry a lot about the future at all times (when I really didn’t have anything to worry about?) It is a feeling I can’t explain, but I am sure many can relate to. I think the worry came from the fact that I knew this year was going to be a year of transition for me. I have mentioned before that I am a creature of habit. I like organization and sticking to a schedule because it holds me accountable. Although I still have a couple of months left as a college student, I graduate at the end of this year. I think the thought of becoming a REAL adult has had me feeling all types of mixed emotions that I can’t control. I am excited, and actually quite proud, of all I have accomplished in these 3 and a half years, but I am also scared because of all of the unknown factors that come with entering a new stage in life. A couple of things happened this year that made me realize that life is so valuable, yet can be taken away any second. It is hard because we are human, but I am trying my best to always enjoy the moments I have with those I love and work on all the relationships in my life.
But so many great things happened at 20 also! I worked my first real girl job in New York this summer (which I will write a blog post about eventually) and it was awesome. I have become more aware of my health/fitness habits this year, and although I am not the healthiest person in the world (I sometimes live off of mac and cheese and chocolate milk for days), I have enjoyed working out and cooking more than ever before. I have read at least one book a month this year. My niece turned one, which is crazy because time goes by sooooo fast, especially when you have a tiny human in your family. I went back to my home away from home away from home (Madrid) with Santi which was on my list of things I wanted to do this year. Me and Santi celebrated 5 years of being together! And now I graduate soon and get to start my career and life as a (real) adult. 20 gave me so many incredible moments that I will forever cherish.
For 21 I just want to let go. Although 20 was an incredible year, I stressed a lot about the future for no apparent reason. This year I just want to enjoy every moment as it’s happening. It sounds cheesy, but it’s true. I want to enjoy each step of life as they come. Don’t get me wrong, I will always work towards my goals and dreams but I will do so by taking things day by day.
21 I am ready for you!
Valeria Laguna x