2015 was unlike any other. My first year since the beginning of my memory where I haven’t spent my year going to school. A year that brought me many notable sunrises accompanied with the tingling of excited anticipation for what the upcoming day may hold. Don’t get me wrong, 2015 was one Hell of a chaotic roller coaster. But despite facing many demons I am proud to tell you I’ve come out ahead. For better 2015 has formed me into a more grateful person who understands the value of sweating the small stuff if you can learn to also appreciate the details.
Quitting my job to pursue a dream of traveling to new faraway places left me with many highlights. Traveling, especially traveling solo, has been the best thing I’ve done for myself. Follow me through my journey through 2015.
This year I experienced…
Leaving a job that allowed me to grow my career for four years while giving me a family away from home.
Sharing a part of my culture with my Las Vegan roommate, Steph, by spending Chinese New Year with my family in Hong Kong.
Eating bite after delicious bite of local cuisines and street food.
Living a life of luxury sailing on a yacht to rural Hong Kong islands.
Seeing so many iconic sights firsthand.
Meeting a lemur. Yes, this deserves a point all on its own.
Meeting A PLETHORA of cool people, travelers and locals alike.
(N.B. not all cool people met listed below)
Moving from my home for 5 years, Las Vegas.
Ending my year with a new job and a renewed outlook on life.
All in all 2015 was one great adventure. As it seems I’ve been working on this post for almost two months, I can only imagine how busy 2016 will be. If anyone can figure out how to slow down time, please let me know! Especially vacation time. I need a lot of that.
Here’s to 2016! Already off to a great start and despite not winning the Powerball I feel it’ll be another notable year. What are some things that you experienced during 2015? Some resolutions for the coming year?