2014 Year Ender

2014. It’s quite difficult to put it all into words, but here it goes. This year has been so many things to me. It’s hard to define it with just one word but if I had to choose one – it’s gratitude. I have been showered with so many blessings this year that when I look back at it now, I realize how incredibly lucky I am. 2014 has taken me to countless places, gave me the chance to meet incredible people, see amazing things, have unforgettable adventures and most importantly, it gave me invaluable lessons. Lessons that I learned through experience and these I will carry throughout my lifetime.

2014 was a year of travel. I was away from home for almost nine months out of the year, the most time I’ve been away, ever. From our beautiful islands to South East Asia to Europe, I feel so fortunate to have been able to see all that I have seen, experience different cultures and open my mind to different points of view. Meeting people from all over the world with diverse backgrounds, beliefs and experiences has opened up new worlds for me that would not have been possible if I stayed in my safe zone. It’s changed me in a multitude of ways, be it my priorities, how I see things, my goals and in ways of dealing with people. Countless adventures, mishaps and new friendships have been formed. All leaving an imprint and changing me in one way or another.

2014 was also a year of self discovery. I can genuinely say that this is the time I have gotten to know myself the most. It is still an ongoing process; however; the progress I’ve made this year is leaps and bounds compared to the past ones. I did not always make the best choices, but I have learned to forgive myself. I learned that this is crucial in healing one’s self and this paves the way to improving ourselves and making better choices in the future. It has changed my priorities in life and made me appreciate more, the people who matter the most. I have learned to say no to things, people and situations that no longer serve me and help me in becoming the best person I can be. This has been pivotal to my journey. Being more present and aware really does change how you see yourself, others and the world around you.

Tonight, as we bid this year adieu, I would like to raise a toast and express my deepest gratitude to all the moments – good and bad, awe-inspiring places, unforgettable adventures and incredible people that have made my 2014 truly remarkable. Thank you so much and let’s all look forward to an even better 2015!

xoxo,

Tanya

Sharing some moments from the best year yet:

Bianca's bridal shower

Bianca’s bridal shower

Bianca and Ryan's wedding

Bianca and Ryan’s wedding

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Bianca and Ryan’s wedding

Pangulasian Island, Palawan

Pangulasian Island, Palawan

Pangulasian Island crew

Pangulasian Island crew

Labor Day Boracay with D2 and John

Labor Day Boracay with D2 and John

Baler with Kat and Kelly

Baler with Kat and Kelly

In Da Lat, Vietnam with the crew

In Da Lat, Vietnam with the crew

Our group in Sapa, Vietnam

Our group in Sapa, Vietnam

Beachin' in Hoi An, Vietnam with Kat

Beachin’ in Hoi An, Vietnam with Kat

Tubing in Laos

Tubing in Laos

Chilling out in Muang Ngoi, Laos

Chilling out in Muang Ngoi, Laos

Getting lost in Laos searching for some waterfall

Getting lost in Laos searching for some waterfall

Red sand dunes in Vietnam

Red sand dunes in Vietnam

Favorite waterfalls in Luang Prabang, Laos

Favorite waterfalls in Luang Prabang, Laos

Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar crew

Myanmar crew

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Bagan, Myanmar

Pai, Thailand

Pai, Thailand

Pai, Thailand

Pai, Thailand

Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger, Norway

Sirdal, Norway

Sirdal, Norway

Sirdal, Norway

Sirdal, Norway

Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp, Belgium

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

San Pablo, Laguna

San Pablo, Laguna

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4 thoughts on “2014 Year Ender

  1. LHEAN VILLANUEVA says:

    “I have learned to say no to things, people and situations that no longer serve me and help me in becoming the best person I can be. This has been pivotal to my journey.” – TRULY!!! You know it! Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

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