THE BEST OF 2020

Welcome to the Best of 2020. I wasn't sure what I would put in this gallery because 2020 was just the most complex year we experienced. While being home all of the time wasn't ideal, I would like to think of it as the year of development. 2020 was a very eye-opening year. You learned who your friends are, who will check in on you, and just who you are in general. This year I learned so much about who I am without all the outside judgment to a point where I've grown comfortable with who I am and this is just the start of my development.
 

Beauty at home

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Honorable mentions

This year wasn't perfect but I wanted to highlight some of the good things that came from this year from my perspective

  • The birth of my beautiful niece 

  • A stronger bond with my mother 

  • More time to practice self-care

  • A better relationship with myself

  • Stronger connections to friendships that make effort to communicate

  • Starting a youtube channel 

  • A clearer vision of what I want in the future

  • More awareness of social issues

  • More time to read 

  • Being more gracious about things in my life

  • More rest

I know everything this year wasn't the best because things were very restrictive but I want to take a moment to look at the good things that came from this year to remind myself and whoever's reading this that bad days is not equivalent to a bad life. However, I am aware that there are people who had dealt with losses this year, that have been seeking justice for either themselves or for something that they care about, that have been struggling financially, that are struggling with school. or had to drop out because the adjustment was too difficult to keep up with. To anyone who is struggling just know that the situations will get better in time ( as cliche as that sounds). Just keep trying your best because that's all anyone can do right now. Take moments to rest and don't wear yourself too thin.

Flashback: SimplyLay.com (2019-2020)

FOODIE'S FANTASY

Quote of the year

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My final Goodbye to 2020

That's a wrap for 2020! I know for many people it has been really rough. My personal experience in 2020 is that it wasn't my worst year. I've had years that I just didn't want to live, but this year showed me why I need to live. I need to live because nothing is promised to stay the same. I need to live to do the things I dream of. I need to live to do my part in making changes for future generations. This year has taught me what is truly meaningful. I've spent so much time and energy on overthinking things that just don't matter, that haven't had value in my life since I left high school. The quote above perfectly represents how I feel about this year. Change is something many people are terrified of but I'm so ready for it. This year has taught me more about myself, more about relationships with others than words can describe. I know who will make an effort to talk to me, I know who pays attention to the signs that I may not be in the best headspace, I know who talks to me because they want to know how I am, I know who supports my goals, my ambitions and makes me feel just like we matter equally to each other.  The bonds I've made this year has been really special for this reason. I know what I need for me to feel okay regardless of the type of relationship I have. It can be a friendship, significant other, or even family and I'm no longer afraid to take steps back from anyone who makes me drained. I want to live a life where I can manage my anxiety, bounce back from my low points and so much more. This year taught me to go for the life I want and for that, I say thank you. I'm ready for whatever the universe has instore for me next.

THE BEST OF 2019

Welcome to the best of 2019. Honestly, I was planning to do this before but I haven't had the energy to do this before. 2019 was a weird year because not only it was the start of this blog but it was also the year I graduated from high school, I got accepted  to and went to my dream college, I got a kitten, I finally splurged  on the camera I wanted for years. In other words it was a time of transition. I started this year in a pretty dark place but I feel like in the matter of a summer and being away from the environment that broke me , I feel like I was able to make it to a better place. Of course every year has it's good and bad but I want to spend time focusing on what this year had done for me and what I was able to accomplish and all the moments that made this year special as well as the people.

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Picnic Day
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Accepted students day
Accepted students day
July 4th
July 4th
18th Birthday Celebration
18th Birthday Celebration

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Honorable mentions

Thank you to these people for the amazing memories from this year ​

  • My mom 

  • My brother Alan

  • Angela 

  • Isabella 

  • Victoria 

  • Adrianna

  • Ricardo 

  • Bri

  • Ariana 

  • Nina 

  • Vanessa 

If I didn't include you please know that it doesn't mean you haven't made an impact on me. Every person I've met have taught me something and I'm grateful for it. Some bonds are just were deeper at that point in time and that's okay because only time will show how we are supposed to be in each others lives.

Family, Friends and Events OH MY

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FOODIE'S FANTASY

Snap of the year

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My final Goodbye to 2019

That's a wrap for 2019! I hope you enjoyed the pictures. Before completely signing off from this chapter in my life, I want to thank everyone for the support they gave me over the year. 2019 has  proven to me that nothing is constant; not pain, not heart break , not depression. Of course this applies to good things as well but if one thing I learned is to cherish the good moments but don't dwell on the past. No matter how bad a situation seems, the story will continue. Remember to control your own narrative  and never give anyone the power to belittle your character. The only person who knows you is you and don't be afraid to voice that. So in other words 2019, thank you for:  being the year I went to my first concert, for having me get into my dream school, for me graduating, for me going to senior prom, for my first time going to fright fest, for the friends I've made and most importantly for showing me that there are people there for me even when it's hard for me to see it. I also realized I am stronger than my past and I am so ready for what the next year has in store with me.