I tried my best to stay awake… actually I didn’t try too hard. I’ve been flying for five days straight and so when my head hit the pillow at 11:28 pm last night I just let it. 2017 went by fast and I know it’s something everyone always says but it’s really did this time. Once again here are my highs and lows:
1.) Got to be God-mom to my little nephew, Lincoln! I went back and forth between Saint names but very happy with whom I picked in the end for Lincoln: Saint Michael the Archangel.
2.) Disney World/Universal Studios trip with the girls in early January- this was definitely unexpected and less stressful than my Barcelona trip in October.
3.) Holding a line for half the year! I’m not going to lie- the future looked bleak for my seniority in the beginning of 2017. So happy I was able to pay some of my debt off and start saving again.
4.) Being able to renew my lease for the same price. Sure-I tend to have the worse luck in neighbors but hopefully they will move when it’s time to renew.
5.) Nancy home coming-One of my favorite people coming back to Houston.
Honorable mentions: Births of some of my friends’ cutest babies (Quang, Dung, Ha Vy), Phong’s & Thuy’s wedding, being asked to be a bridesmaid in Juju’s Wedding, Astros winning World Series, Jen N.’s engagement, seeing three new musicals this year in London!
1.) My parents constant talk of divorce and just arguing that weighed on us kids.
2.) Hurricane Harvey- no brainer just rough on all of Houston.
3.) United being bashed on the news and in social media. Hard loving your job when everyone thinks the company you work for is the Devil.
4.) Realizing my friendship with some of my once closest friends have ran its course and we have only a texting relationship now i.e. Amanda, Joy, Hannah, Christine
5.) My weight gain and how hard it is to lose the extra five pounds
Others: Nancy’s dad passing, debt still strong, constant feeling like a charity case because of relationship status, shootings
Goodbye 2017. You weren’t too bad to me personally but here’s to new GOOD beginnings!