Happy New Year!
2016 has been amazing for me, thus far. Hopefully, you guys have the same testimony. Instead of me talking about how grateful I am for another year, I'm gonna follow the same new year process I started last year where I list highlights of the previous year--broken down into months--showcasing the new and/or exciting things I've accomplished and learned.
click here to read my 2014 diary, otherwise, continue reading:
-Released my first short story fiction on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday (although Amazon says a different date)
-Visited the eatery "Lemonade " in Manhattan Beach and fell in love with it
-Met Issa Rae at her book signing at Eso Won Bookstore
-Was blessed with money to take the CSET for the umpteenth time
-Feb 17th was my first time subbing in almost two years and it was a Special Ed 4th grade class where one girl cried uncontrollably (yet quietly) for the last hour of class because she wanted to go home. LOL
-Submitted my grad school application to Cal State Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) as a Sociology major
-Took the CSET again
-Started working on my Chapter 30 book
-Visited the MOCA museum
-Interviewed the first person for my Chapter 30 book
-Researched another retirement plan
-Visited Grand Park in Downtown L.A.
-Visited Egg Slut in Downtown L.A.
-Visited Grand Central Market in Downtown L.A.
-Visited lots of new eateries and restaurants in L.A.
-Celebrated my 30th birthday with my family & friends
-Published my Chapter 30 book on 06.26.15
-Met Dwayne Wayne from "A Different World" at Maggiano's at The Grove
-Experienced the Carson Mall theater during its grand opening
-Taught ESL students at Cal State University Long Beach (CSULB) & discovered my love for teaching ESL
-Realized that I'm okay with teaching higher ed as opposed to K-12
-Invested in my first webinar
-Was accepted to the master's program at CSUDH
-Ate my first 3-layer red velvet cake from Lemonade
-Bought a newer car & paid cash for it. #TYJ
-Bought a DSLR camera
-Spent hundreds of dollars on eating out
-Rebranded and changed blog from "The Miscellaneous Files" to "N.HARV"
-Changed Youtube and my other social media accounts from themisfiles to N.HARV
-October 5th, I celebrated my two-year anniversary for my first book workshop with Avery of Lady A Global
-October 12th, I celebrated my first business event "Career Day" and my first book signing
-October 12th, I recorded my first periscope broadcast to celebrate my business anniversary & I started subbing again
-Dedicated time on the weekends to practice photography w/ my Canon T3i
-Visited the California Science Center & saw a space movie at the IMAX theater
-Started working as a Language Arts Intervention Specialist for an elementary school
-Hosted my second book signing for my latest book, Chapter 30" How To Make Less Regretful Decisions in Your 20s
-Took a road trip with my close friend and traveled from California to Georgia. (8 states in 2 days).
Whew! I can honestly say that my 2015 was a year of recovery, and I am grateful for every bit of it.
How was your 2015?
Let's talk about it in the comment section below!