I wasn’t sure how to write my year-ender post for 2014, and quite frankly I wasn’t even planning to. Yet here I am 5 hours away from midnight squeezing in this blog post because I feel like this year was a semi-transitional time worth writing about.
2014 was also a year of realizations. As much as I wanted to juggle all the things I wanted to do, spending October in and out of the hospital helped me realize that I needed to prioritize myself first, and that to do so would be to let go of certain things. Also, reading about all these people living out passionate lives chasing their dreams and doing incredible things has fueled enough courage in me to take a chance on my ambitions and take that leap of faith.
Which is why for 2015 I’ve decided to allow myself the time to do what I need to do. I’ve resigned from my day job so I can focus on my art; I’m eyeing some online courses that I believe would help me build a portfolio strong enough to get me in an animation school because I honestly just want to learn and be better. Aside from that I want to get to work on my running list of career goals and project ideas.
I’m grateful for everything that has happened in 2014 and for the people I’ve shared it with. I’m also definitely uncertain about where all this–idealism?– could take me in 2015. God forbid that I could look back on this post one day and realize that none of the things I’ve hoped for has happened! One thing’s for sure though is that I’ll always be glad I took the chance anyway! And what perfect time than now when I don’t have as much responsibilities, right?