All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to arise.

As I sit here on my computer and reflect upon the last year of my life, I can only be humbled and grateful for everything that I have been able to attempt and achieve. While everything didn’t go quite as planned, after a couple of weeks of moping around and being depressed, I’m actually quite happy where I am (albeit a little stressed, but aren’t we all?)

24 was a really eventful year for me, I had meaningful career growth/impact, started my first serious relationship since my college girlfriend and I started my own company.

Hilariously (maybe sick sense of humor here…) enough, all of them failed! I won’t go into the nitty-gritty on why they failed (well, I will for the company, but that’s for a separate post!), but I would go back again and do everything exactly the same again.

I don’t know what 25 holds for me, but I do know I want to travel somewhere for a bit to get away from all the stress and negativity right now. I’m open to suggestions and recommendations!

What I do know is that I want to focus on a couple of things for this year:

I want to have deeper, more meaningful relationships with my friends. It took a 1 on 1 random KBBQ lunch with my friend David to realize that I don’t get to spend time with my friends alone that often. I feel nowadays everyone is all about doing things in large groups, but I kind of love the intimacy of doing things with just another person (maybe this means I need to get a GF again lol). I’m looking forward to my next one and picking the brains of someone I really respect/admire! Please reach out to me if you end up reading this, I’d love to get to know you too :)

I want to figure out more pieces of puzzles to my “career”. This one is pretty self-explanatory, but I feel like I’m just cracking away at the surface of everything and I’m super excited to explore it deeper with some strong mentors and friends.

I think one thing I struggle with a lot is vulnerability. Growing up in a divorced family changes the way you love and the way you share that love. I was always the first priority for myself growing up and it made me very selfish as I grew older. This year I want to be more selfless and to be a better friend to the people who have made my life so wonderful thus far. Sorry to all the single ladies in LA that I have hit with the “fadeaway” or the “fingerguns”, I’m sure you were great, I’m just not there yet… and I found that out the hard way last year (Sorry Thao!)

For awhile there, I thought I had it all figured out, I had a beautiful girlfriend, great job and no care in the world! I took a risk and changed my entire lifestyle around, and I can say with certainty that I’m glad I did it.

Sorry to everyone I’ve lost contact with in the past couple of months/years, it’s honestly me and not you, I mean it. This year I’ll try to be better but I can’t make any promises… life changes a lot!

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