Showing posts with label gratitude. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gratitude. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2017 Accomplishments

Hi guys!
I can not believe its 13 days til Christmas!!! (eek, where did time go?) Now that the year is closing up, I want to look back on the past 12 months and what happened in my life.

Accomplishments in 2017

  • This year in AB Skills Competition I made it to provincials after winning regionals. It was five hours away but I had a great time. My friends were in different categories while I was the one in Fashion Technology, feeling unprepared and terrified. Though I didn't win, I did enjoy myself and am proud of the fact that I was able to almost finish (pattern drafting, cutting, sewing)  a trenchcoat jacket in 12 hours! I learned how to manage my time and not to let a minor thing stop me from moving forward.
  • In 2017 I got my high school diploma! After 4 years of hard work, stress, and tears I graduated and got to wear a fancy dress. I'm done, yay!
  • Though it isn't anything exciting, I am proud of the fact that I have become more independent. I do volunteer work, I go out in the city all by myself in public transportation. 


The only regrets I have is not fully learning Portuguese and Russian. It's not that I didn't have time, it just was that I had "better" things todo. I regret not doing better in school, even though I had a hard time. But that is all in the past now, now I have to look towards the future.

2018 plans

My plans for 2018 revolve around school. I hope to be accepted into university, and be able to start my undergrad. I hope to do well in French, now that I'm going to French classes. Maybe win the lottery???  I just hope that 2018 will be the year that I outdo myself and become someone my parents are proud of.

My time is almost up, so I want to know:  what are your accomplishment this year? was it anything special or something simple? Any regrets? what are your plans for the future?

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Life Lesson Learned

The big life lesson I learned in 2017 was: Gratitude.
To be grateful in whichever situation I happen to find myself in. 2017 was full of moments (hours, days, months)where I was in unusual situations where I would have preferred
not to be in the first place. It was difficult but I knew that it could always be much, much worse.

Gratefulness- the lesson I learned in 2017.

Here are a couple that happened this year:

  • Less than a week before the Grand March (prom in AB) the zipper in my dress broke. Now that I look back and think about those days and I think to myself: wow, how foolish to be worrying about something so insignificant. It seemed like a big deal for I was to walk in front of 1000+ people. In the end, I had to hand sew an invisible zipper, but now I have experience (lol).
  • Days before Canada Day we finished packing and set ourselves on our way to Quebec. It was hard for everyone especially for me. Leave behind everything we knew to go to a strange 'foreign' place. Now I think that it could have been much worse, we could've moved to another country or lost all our things in the move. I am grateful that we had a place to arrive (even though we felt a bit unwelcomed) and we spoke English which meant we could communicate still.
  • In November on my way to Brockville, I had an anxiety attack and could not breathe, the paramedics were called and I was let go (thankfully no hospital visit). Now that contemplate this past event I am grateful that I did not pass out from my lack of oxygen. Grateful that the paramedics were so kind and nonjudgemental about my situation.
Seeds of Faith Designs- Etsy
Not mine

Overall this year I learned to be grateful for it could always be much more severe. Being grateful takes away the worries and helplessness that come in certain situations. Gratitude helps you learn to be content in whatever situation might arise from hardship.

What were you grateful for this year? Was there a lesson you learned from in 2017? What do you hope to learn in 2018? 
See you next time.

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!” Psalm 107:1