When you have lost someone you truly loved, pain and grief can profoundly change you. The lost of my father and my grandmother all in the same year was my most painful experience that ever happened in my life last year. The pain and grief I felt last year was one of my life-altering moments. It made me realize how life is short and time is precious. It made me appreciate and enjoy every little thing that I have.
Reflecting on all the things that happened to my life in 2017 made me realize that it’s never too late to start-over-again. Sometimes to see that beautiful rainbow we must experience the rain first. Just like in life, we go through pain and sorrow just to realize what matters the most.
The year 2018 gave me new hope. It gave me a new direction. Life is short and so time is so precious. A day, week, month, and a year can fly so quickly. I’ll make every second, every minute, and every hour counts starting now. I ended my year 2017 with a trip to Portland, Oregon with my family and friends. We had a great time welcoming the New Year. They gave me all the reason to smile, to live, and to start-over-again.
Just finished packing for our 4-day weekend trip to Portland, Oregon. We will be visiting family there for the New Year. I’m very excited. This will be my first time visiting this place. I have been browsing on Pinterest for some sites that we can explore. I check the weather, and it will be below 52 degrees this weekend. I am all well prepared for this weather. To wrapped up in this cozy cold weather, I even ordered my faux fur Hat + Scarf from Chloe and Isabel. My sister gave me this Charming Charlie clutch on Christmas to use for the New Year’s Eve dinner celebration. My friend gave me this 4-in-1 Convertible Watch + Bracelet Set from Chloe and Isabel on my birthday this month. I adore this watch because I can change up my look in no time by just selecting the metallic gray or navy leather strap. These pieces will be my go-to accessories for the weekend. Have you been to Portland, Oregon? What sites can you recommend? We love to explore the local coffee shops. We can’t wait to explore Portland, Oregon. For sure I will have more Portland, Oregon stories to share with you on my next blog. Portland here we come! 2018 let’s get it on!