I apologize for my inconsistent blog posts. I can’t argue that I’ve been extremely occupied with life because even though I have been, I made it a goal to blog weekly and I haven’t been following through. I’m just mentally drained at the end of every day. I’m in the process of applying for schools right now and the most difficult part of the application process is writing my personal statement… So that is what I’ve been primarily occupied with, besides working every single day.
Last month, I got the surprise of a lifetime (well, of my 23 years of life)! It was absolutely amazing. My best friend planned one of the most well-thought out and intimate surprise birthday party for me. She told me she was going to take me out for my birthday that night. However, when I went into her house, she said she wanted to show Regina and I something in her backyard. At this time, I had no idea what I was walking out into. The first thought that came to mind when I saw the set up was, “Who’s getting married?”.
The whole night was absolutely amazing! I want to thank all my friends for being a part of the surprise. It really meant the world to me. Last but not least, I want to thank Tracy for planning this surprise. Everything was so well planned out and intricate. From the color theme to the design of the napkins, I know she thought of me. She even got Pinkberry for everyone… and you have no idea how was ridiculously excited I was about that.
Not many people can say that they have a genuine friend or best friend in their life but I’m lucky enough to say that I do. I’ve been forever grateful to have you in my life since day 1. You were one of the first few friends I made when I first came to the U.S. and started Kindergarten at Ynez school. We’ve had our share of immature middle school fights and countless of silly laughs throughout junior high. We’ve gone through puberty together, from the first day we both got our menses to the day you had your first heartbreak. I distinctly remembered when you called me at 2 am one night, asking if I was okay, 30 seconds after there was an earthquake. I remember going into high school for the first year and promising each other that we would stay friends forever. Through high school, we somehow ended up going to the same university and studying abroad in Korea together. I’ve learned that the length of time nor a number of experiences with one another defines a friendship. It is the loyalty, trust, and comfort you have with one another. Thanks for accepting me for all my flaws and making me a part of your family. Thanks for always encouraging me to reach for the stars and motivating me to pursue my goals. I look up to you for all the achievements you’ve accomplished and I am so proud of you for all that you’ve conquered. Thanks for being an important part of my life because honestly without you, I would not be where I am today. Even if we are two completely different people with different interests and beliefs, you’ve made me the person I am today and I am eternally grateful for that.