Thursday, December 31, 2015

.the end of 2015 wrapped up.

I've been meaning to post something but have not felt too inspired. 2015 was the year that I took a step back but also a step forward. I took huge risks, had a handful of accomplishments and also a handful of disappointments. Luckily, I only have two hands.

2015
This year I decided that I am going to be a scientist. No easy feat, but this year was me fully committing to that. As far as accomplishing that, I would have to say I feel halfway confident at my abilities. Doing a full course load of science classes at the beginning of the year was also a death wish. I did it, but barely made it out with my entire mind intact. In the spirit of following through and doing what I said I would, I did it and I feel good about that part.

2015
Along with being a scientist I decided I needed to get an internship to back that up. Getting a degree in a science field is really only as strong as your extracurricular work. Luckily, I found one, a paid one, got hired and actually ended up loving it. Best part of this year was my internship with Washoe County. It was also great affirmation that this is what I want and what I am passionate about. After my first semester really hitting the books I was feeling discouraged and beat down, basically exhausted. However, this internship gave me a chance to really pursue and try out what I already knew I loved. 
2015
Getting into the university and also acquiring an internship were great accomplishments that I am pretty happy about. They were two of my huge goals, however, I didn't realize how difficult or taxing they would be. I underestimated the work, mentally and physically. However, pushing myself like that also means I know what I can and cannot realistically do. 

Along with school and this internship, I got married in the fall. I am definitely not the type of person to fret over a wedding but I am glad it is over. Can't lie but getting hitched to my best friend was also another highlight of this year. Without Tim's support I don't think I would have gotten through school he really kept me together. 

2015
Finished the year getting hitched and only going to school part time while taking a little more time to myself. Had more time for the things I really enjoy, hiking, camping, drawing, friends and photography (maybe a little knitting). I can not complain about how the year ended up. I feel mostly confident and more realistic about 2016. Heck, if the only thing I get outa 2016 is longer hair, I would be ok with that. 


2015
 In the spirit of motivational speeches: "it's never too late to change your mind, you're never too old to be or do anything. Never forget that at the end of the day you're the only one looking back in the mirror. Don't be too hard on yourself for what could have been because right now there is so much more to be happy for. Learn something new, meet new people and be confident." - Sharon