Summer '18 Recap


Here’s how my Summer went…

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My least favourite season is almost gone (woohoo!) and I’m very much excited for Fall. Even though I hated – no, despised – the weather, Summer 2018 won’t be forgotten so soon. A lot happened these last few months. Immense joy and happiness, with lots and lots of celebrations. I let depression take over for a bit but I was able to bounce back. I also learned more about myself and am still learning.

Without making this intro too long, here are a few things that happened over the summer.


1.MOVED INTO A NEW APARTMENT

Not as fancy as my previous apartment since I now live in a basement but it’s my own space and I’m able to pay my rent every month. Here’s my first post about my new digs. I’m looking at it as a blank slate and I sure can’t wait to transform it into a space that I love.

Unless I win the lottery tomorrow, I plan to live here for a while and save up more money in the mean time.

2.GRADUATED

I took a one year program in project management and I completed it (with honours might I add) at the beginning of the summer. My goal wasn’t even to go back to school but I’m glad I did because it was an awesome experience and it led me to my current role at my dream company.

3.LANDED MY DREAM JOB

My first job in the marketing / creative industry years ago was an internship for an awesome company and I decided that I’d like to come back to work there after I’ve gotten some experience elsewhere. I set out to accomplish my goal.

After my graduation, I applied for the role I wanted and I got it! Don’t tell me HE won’t do it.

4.GOT CLOSER TO GOD

I strayed away from God these past few years and parts of my life were in shambles. Last year was the beginning of my tests and I had to learn and unlearn a lot. I had to stop working and got broke in the process. I squatted on my sister's couch for a couple months, I moved into an apartment and didn’t have the best roommate.

That made me move out before my lease was up. In between all this, I decided I was going to go back to school to study. I was so frustrated that I started searching for quick ways to die. These trying times made me run back to God. I trusted him, prayed, gave and was very patient.

God came through for me and when I look back at last year and compare it to right now, I can only be thankful.

5.HAD A BAD BREAKUP

Haven’t we all been there though? I was hurt by the one person I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with and it messed me up really badly. I wouldn’t call it a messy breakup. I literally just moved on with my life when I realized we wanted different things.

Do I regret getting into a relationship with him? Yes and No. I regret it because I wasted my time but I don’t regret it because it made me realize what I wanted in a partner. I decided I wasn’t going to settle for less than I deserved.

6.STARTED TO LOVE MY BODY MORE

I feel like this comes hand in hand with bad breakups. You get dumped and suddenly start to overthink things. “Maybe I didn’t look sexy enough for him”, or, “If I lost a little weight, he would still be with me”. Girllll!! You know what I found out? The one that loves you will love you, irrespective of what you look like.

I wish my breakup was why I decided to be more conscious about my health but it wasn’t. I was at my heaviest and I was so uncomfortable with myself. I’d walk for a few minutes and be out of breath. I knew it was time to do something about my health so I got a trainer. It hasn’t been that long but I’m learning to love the body I’m in and feed it with only what it needs.

It’s a journey and I’ve decided to be in it for the long haul.

7.LAUNCHED THIS BABY

This is what? My 5th attempt at blogging? Sometimes I ask myself why I even bother. The thing is, even though I work for a creative company, I still felt like something was missing. I like to create and design things and I needed a place to hone my passion. I knew that my passion for decor wasn’t going anywhere soon so I thought it would be great to start blogging again.

The thing about this blog is it’s more focused than the old ones. It’s a new blog (didn’t even announce it) and most of the content would be focused on home decor for renters. Some occasional lifestyle content would be posted but essentially, MBS is a decor blog.

I’m actually really excited about it. I’ve got so much planned and hopefully I can begin to achieve my blogging goals and one day turn this into a full-time gig. Are you excited? I am!

8.TURNED 26!

26? Where did all the years fly to? I’m low-key excited though. I celebrated my 26th with coworkers and loved ones. I went to my favourite spot for some good old Korean BBQ with my sister at night and ate to my heart's content.

I also set some personal, financial and career goals for myself that I’d love to achieve before my 27th birthday too.

HOW DID YOUR SUMMER GO? WERE YOU UP TO ANYTHING FUN? SPILL.