HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
I am currently sitting in my room back home, packing my bags and I can’t help but think about this past year. 2016 was a big year for me, a year that brought change and so much joy. I wanted to sit down and write this post today, because a big part of why this year has turned out the way it has is because of you.
I started off 2016 with a bang, because this year I made the decision to go vegan, which has led me to opportunities I didn’t know were possible. Veganism has been one of the best decisions I have made, it has not only helped get my health back on track, but I have found an improvement in my attitude. I am happier than I have ever been before, and I feel like I have a greater purpose in my life. Veganism is also what led me into changing my YouTube channel, and I am now creating content that makes me smile and makes my subscribers excited. I even decided to take my passion a step further by creating my own food blog this past summer, which is something I have wanted to do since becoming vegan. These changes made me realize that at the end of the day, you are responsible for your own happiness. After a rough year in 2015, I knew I had to turn things around and so through veganism and my online platforms I have managed to get myself to a better place. It also makes me so happy when I hear from you guys that my blog and channel have helped you with your vegan journey. I am truly thankful with every comment I get and I am thrilled to help you with these changes.
So where are we headed next? What does 2017 have in store for us? Well I’ve got some big news, and some of it feels weird to even write because I still don’t believe some of this stuff is happening. So why am I sitting in my room packing? Tomorrow, I am leaving Canada for 4 months and living in Singapore! Earlier this year I was approved to study abroad at the National University of Singapore, and so tomorrow I am starting my journey. It still hasn’t hit me that this is happening and as much as I am excited, I am mostly scared out of my mind. I was hesitant to pack up everything and jet off to the other side of the world, but after a recent meltdown in front of my parents I realized that I needed to do this. To this day if you ask me what my biggest fear is, I would say death. I had this talk with my parents, and found myself tearing up thinking about it. I don’t want to look back on my life and regret any part of it and this is why I have to go to Singapore. If I don’t do this now I will never go, and so I had to mentally kick myself in the ass to book my plane tickets and I will probably have to get my friend to push me on to the plane. This year I challenge you to get outside of your comfort zone and do something you have always wanted to do, because chances like this don’t come around often. As I am reading this I am realizing how cheesy this is and I feel like this entire post should be made into some motivational poster.
2017 also holds for me a huge job opportunity. I don’t talk a lot about my personal life on YouTube or on my blog, especially when it comes to school and work, but now is a good time to talk about it. I have always struggled to figure out what I want to do with my life when I’m done school. I’m currently studying Global Business and Digital Arts in university and if anything this program has left me even more confused than I was walking in. Not in a bad way though! I have learned what I like and what I don’t and I can’t seem to pick what I’m going to do. However, now I find myself with a job for next summer in Seattle! Yeah, it’s weird writing it as much as it is saying it. I am thrilled to have the chance to work at a company that I have admired for so long and I will be sure to give more details later down the road. If you asked me what I want to do when I’m done school, I still would shrug my shoulder and say, “I’m not sure”. But I think working in Seattle next summer is a pretty good start to figuring out the answer.
I hope that 2016 treated all of you well, and I wish you all the best in 2017. The world is crazy and weird, but it’s a beautiful thing. I want to thank you again for taking the time to read my blog and watch my videos, I truly am lucky to have such cool people in my lives. Now get off of your computer or phone and go spend the rest of your holiday break with your family! I will see you next week with another blog post!