I know I already wrote a blog post for the day until I ran across this weeks “Moment’s That Define Life” meme post. Every week, she does listable life in which you can choose one out of 3 categories of lists you can partake in. This week’s option of “5 Moment You are Proud of.” I just couldn’t pass up!
So… here goes:
1) Graduating College
Both of my parents never graduated from college nor did my brother. Although, I am proud of both my mom and brother because they are both working towards their college degree now =) But, when I went over 10 years ago no one in my immediate family had gone and graduated. It was one of those moments in life where I wanted the degree to say, “yes, I did it.” And I did.
Now, the only thing is that I wish I would have thought through my career avenues a little more thoroughly 😉 But I have the degree, and that’s what matters!
2) That Moment in Time when I knew the career path I was down was no longer the right one for me
Imagine working for a place for 13 years. The past 6 years you were working up the corporate ladder. But when you got a high enough distance and saw the entire picture you recognized right then and there it wasn’t where you were suppose to be. Now imagine that, and having to admit it to yourself, and then find the courage to actually leave it.
I did that. Sure, I miss the money, but the fact of not having to work holidays and to have my weekends off, so much has lifted off my shoulders, and I have come to appreciate life so much more!
3) My Photography
That moment of when things just started coming easy for you. That moment when you find enjoyment after years of looking for that one hobby, and nothing sticks. That moment when you start to look at the world through your lens. That moment has become my life. I rarely go anywhere without my camera in tow. I have it with me to capture what is all around me. The picture above was taken the first time I was driven across the Vincent Thomas bridge in Los Angeles which would eventually become my new home. I haven’t been able to replicate this picture since.
4) My trip alone to Washington DC
If I haven’t said this, I will now. I believe EVERY person should travel alone at least once in their life. They should take a trip they have always dreamed of on their own. In this trip they are allowed to see everything they want, and to appreciate the city they’ve dreamed about for all that it is. I will never forget my trip to Washington DC nearly two years ago on 4th of July weekend. It was a true reminder of the freedom and independence all of us have been given in the US.
5) My writing!
It signifies a lot in my life. My writing, one of my passions, and how I truly put myself out there. Because of putting myself out there, the amazing opportunities that have come my way. It’s a lesson learned that if you put the work in towards what you want, it will eventually come your way. I am so proud of my writing, and my blog, and look forward to seeing where it will take me next.
A big thanks to “Moments that Define Life” for this fun link up every Tuesday =)