(Three legged downward dog– one of my favorite yoga poses and has now become one of the easiest poses for me since I started practicing. It strengths not just your legs but your wrists to hold your weight above you. With a raised leg, your are stretching your inner thighs, tighten your glutes, and lengthening your back.)

*This photo was taken on Beacon Mountain in New York. My friends and I hiked all the way to the top of the fire tower for the 360 degree view point. This giant rock was right before the tower. The view, the hike, the whole experience was breathtaking. I had to make yoga a part of the adventure.

Perseverance is the word of the year. In a blink of an eye a whole flew by, 2016 is about to come to an end. Reflecting time is probably a good way to start this entry. So many events that took place this year I don’t even know where to begin. I would like to say that I’m proud to announce my recent promotion to an Assistant Manager on Dec. 5th with my company at a year mark. I am super thrilled and excited at a new position in a new branch. The location is thankfully not too far from my house and relatively an easy commute. Hours are much longer than my old branch, around 52-55 hours a week compared to 45-47 hours. It will be struggle to get used to the hours but I’m a tough cookie and I know I will be able to do it. I just finished my first week and I absolutely love it! I have a great team and I’m really forward to working together and helping my employees grow with the company. All I can do is my best and thrive, right?!

“Focus on the present and the future. The past is in the past, don’t waste time dwelling on something that’s already done.”

This is something that I tell myself over and over again, yet when you are in the moment it is so hard to do. Despite my recent success, it has been a draining emotional roller coaster in these pass few months. I have been implementing enormous amount of stress upon myself due to the constant interviews. The hardest part of the process would be learning to take rejections and take the feedback for your next interview. Sometimes it is not because you had a bad interview or that you did not do well, it is simply because you were beat out by someone else. There are no wrong answers unless you did not prepare or do your homework. However, it take a huge troll on youself because after a while you begin to doubt your abilities and capabilities for the job. I remember trying really really hard, I gave it my all and felt it was the best interview and still there was a better candidate. Truthfully, there probably was. The main goal is to keep trying and not give up. Perseverance is a powerful skill, one of the most challenging in my opinion. I tried, I failed, I tried again until I succeed.

Giving up was not an option. It is not in my vocabulary. 

& When you finally past the finish line, that success is bitter-sweet.

I did it though, I made my mark, took my first step. Now there is only one way up, slowly but surely. Believe in yourself and always do your best, give it your all. The rest will follow.





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