Reflections On 2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Year 2017 has been okay. I was unemployed for most of it, and that was hard. After I dropped out of x-ray school in December 2016, I started job searching in January of this year. I went on a couple of interviews for minimum wage jobs, and I didn't even get anything! So, time went by so slowly this year, because other than job searching, I had nothing to do all day. While I was grateful that I could sleep in every day, I was at least mildly depressed, and felt hopeless about my job situation. I was embarrassed to meet new people, because they would always ask what I did, and I had to admit that I was unemployed. Same thing with family reunions--my uncle would always ask, "Do you have any good news yet?!" (regarding my job search). I was even turned down for part time minimum wage jobs as well! So, 2017 was hard.
However, in August of this year, I went on a job interview for the federal government as a legal assistant. I thought the interview went well, and a few weeks later, I got a job offer!!! :D I have a BA in political science, and it has always been my dream to work for the government in an office setting, so I basically got my dream job!!! :'D It's a stable job that is full time with full benefits! The starting salary is generous, and there's room for much growth (both salary and career wise)! :D So, I am finally working a steady job, with steady income. God has blessed me. :') 2017 was the best year ever (at least the end of it!)!
Weight wise, I haven't achieved much success this year. My new year's resolution for this year was to reach the 150s by the last day of the year (today), but of course I didn't achieve it, and I have no one to blame for that except myself. Before, when I started my job, I had stopped eating dairy, and was SO close to the 150s (I was literally 161 pounds!), but once the holidays came around, I started to indulge in dairy again, and that opened Pandora's box for me weight wise. I'm lactose intolerant, so that's why I had stopped eating dairy, but now I just take lactase pills when I eat dairy (which aren't necessarily foolproof). But 2018 is a new year! :)
I watched "Coco" yesterday, and it was really good! I love the ending song called "Remember Me (Duo)" featuring Natalia Lafourcade and Miguel. The movie made me cry so much! I encourage you guys to watch it before it leaves theaters!
Happy New Year!