happy new year!
2016 has been amazing for me, thus far, and 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 2 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 LA
-visited egg slut in downtown LA
-visited grand central market in downtown LA
-visited lots of new eateries and restaurants in LA
-celebrated my 30th bday 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 2-year anniversary for my first book workshop with
-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!