January 03, 2014

Thoughts on 2013!

After seeing many bloggers do it, I decided I also wanted to write some thoughts about my 2013. I think it’s a nice way to remember the highlights of the year and in the future I could read this and see how much I've learned and grown. 

At the beginning of 2013, after many thoughts and difficulties, I changed from the dietetics program at my university to the nutrition program. At the moment, I wasn’t 100% happy with that decision, I can even say I was feeling a bit depressed. I kept studying and enjoying life every time I could, but I was definitely going through a hard phase in which I wasn’t sure about what I wanted to do with my life. I felt lost and sad. 

Luckily, I’m surrounded by wonderful people. My parents kept supporting me and encouraged me to keep going. My boyfriend was always there when I cried or worried about my future. I also have incredible friends that kept my weekends fun and interesting.

Around March, one of my best friends from Venezuela suggested me to open a blog. By coincidence, a few weeks after that, a dietitian came to give a talk at the university and mentioned the importance of blogs and social media in our career. From that moment on, I started considering opening a blog.

 I began getting informed and read many blogs and tips. I wrote down many ideas and began thinking about names. The 29th of April, Kitchin-it was born. This was definitely the major highlight of my year in the most positive way I can think of. Cooking, writing and photography have been my favorite things for a long time but I never got around them as I have since I started the blog. It might sound dramatic, but Kitchin-it has actually changed my life. 

When I look back at how I felt at the beginning of 2013 and how I feel now, I realize how much I’ve learned, grown and discovered. I now feel like I know what I want to do in my life. I feel more confident and happy. I’m still unsure about many things and still ask myself many questions about the future, but I’m happy that I found a road I’d like to follow. I know there will be obstacles and that goals are not easily reached, but I’m willing to work hard for what I love.

Apart from that, I’m also very thankful to life for giving me a year with a healthy and wonderful family. I’m also super glad about how much my boyfriend and I have grown as a couple, he’s the best. I’m also thankful for volleyball. In 2013 I discovered how much I love it and I’m planning on keep playing it for many years. I’m thankful for my last summer; it was one of the best in my life.

Something I learned before 2013 but that this year re-confirmed is that I can’t have everything I want all at once. The details that make my life a little less wonderful are actually keeping it balanced. I always have something to look forward to and always something I want. I feel like I lived 2013 and learned many things from it. I’m ready for 2014, let’s see what it brings. 

Happy new year my dear readers!