It’s funny to think about the way I felt that first week last September. Vulnerable, confused, frustrated, empty.. quite the opposite now. It wasn’t until this past December (when my Fall semester ended and I finally had the time to reflect) that I realized that all those emotions I was feeling following my breakup was pretty much the way I felt the whole time I was with my ex. After that cognizance I fully accepted, beyond any doubt, that the right decision was made; and it became a lot easier to move on and focus on the things that always instilled a fierce sense of fortitude for me.
On that account, a lot has happened since last September in the form of networking events, photography, and personal life. I’ve reconnected with old friends, made new ones at the university as well as during random parties, recent shoots and various outings. The latter of which includes introductory trips to fantastic restaurants with some new and long-time friends at The Cosmic Cafe, Cafe Modern, and The Boiling Crab (among others), I will definitely write about those places at some point.
I’m finally getting back into studying foreign languages in my spare time, writing a story that has been brewing in my head for years, expanding my personal library (almost finished with Cloud Atlas, then moving on to H.G. Well’s The Time Machine), and getting myself into gymnastics conditioning.
I have also found a way to efficiently balance college, photography and personal time so I can do everything I want/need to without feeling overwhelmed and still maintain that GPA. I will blog about my finding later this month.
I have to give a huge thanks to my friends and family for being there during my rough patch. I seriously could not have pulled through as quickly as I did if it wasn’t for you guys.
As for now, I’m almost through with my undergrad and my goals for personal work (which I will be focusing on a lot this year) are set and ready to be brought to fruition.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past three years, it’s that life is indeed too short to be miserable; if you’re not happy with your circumstances, change it.