The Evolution of Val
The other day, I was perusing through my laptop and I came across some really old blogs from my college years. I started read and reminisce over the drama, boy crazy, party girl phase of my life. It's crazy to think that I've been writing blogs since 2004, almost 10 years ago. It was on MySpace but at the time I felt like the next Puerto Rican Carrie Bradshaw. I have written down the way I felt since I was in middle school (I've read through those too). Once, my sister took my diary in high school to the neighbor's house and read it out loud. At the time, I was going through puberty and "discovering myself". I thought the diary was private enough to write about...err... my experiences... but not then...lol.
Anyhow, I am in awe regarding the way I've progressed as a person. Many of the same themes that have come through my head similar to the way I think now. I believe a lot of this progression has to do with that one moment in life where you feel you hit rock bottom and commit to yourself that you don't want to be that person. One of those moments happened to me when I was only 21. I don't want to get into all of the gory details, that would be another blog. You have to make a conscious decision that you want to be a certain person and stick with it, stick with it I did. :-)
Life is a constant evolution. I am a firm believer you should always be learning and bettering yourself. The last time I felt like I was falling towards the bottom, I found positive thinking and God. I doubt with those lessons by my side, I won't be at that place again.
I did go through my 20s dating all kinds of boys, learning new things about living as an adult and so much more. I think my 30s are going to be fabulous. Maybe in 10 years, I can reminisce again about the evolution of me.