New decade

Today is the last day of my four-day weekend. A nice break to reward myself for making it to thirty.

Last week, five days ago to be exact, when I made my last post, I decided to read my old blog posts. I posted on MySpace back in the day (what a joke, right?) and unfortunately, MySpace Blogs no longer exist. I had to download all my old blog entries as a zip file because they no longer exist online. So now, they are all on my computer for me to access one by one.

Anyhow, I posted on MySpace up until I started this blog, which was in February 2011. It is where I blogged through most of my twenties. I sat here and read entries from long ago and all I could think was how badly I wish I could go back and hug that younger version of myself and tell her that things would be okay. I wish I could tell her that the negative people in her life would make their way out and stop taking her joy away. I would tell her not to worry about what others thought and to focus on making people who matter happy.

Oh, I was just precious back then. The things I thought were important! Simply adorable.

Right now, I am happy that my life is drama-free. The only drama I am ever involved in is when I argue with Dustin, which is hardly ever. Our last argument was over two months ago and we hugged it out the following day. I avoid drama and confrontations at work because ain’t nobody got time fo’ that. Friends and family? Love them. Would never fight with them.

This flow to life, this smooth sailing, it allows me to focus on my altruism and I love it! Last month, I went to a City Council meeting to speak up for Dallas Animal Services. Earlier this month, I protested animal testing. In two days, I will be protesting the circus (eff them!). Also, now that my knee is better, I can start volunteering at the animal shelter again! I even bought a new leash today! I am so ready to start helping out with the big doggies.

This decade is off to a good start! I cannot wait to see what is in store for me.

Stay young at heart, folks!

Turning 30

It’s the eve of my thirtieth birthday and I hadn’t given much thought to the fact until writing this statement.

How to summarize my twenties? 

When I was twenty, I was entering my junior year at Texas A&M and hating life in College Station. I wanted to move back to Dallas desperately.

On the eve of my twenty-first birthday, my first dog, Shiba passed away. I didn’t celebrate that milestone birthday at all.

At twenty-two, I had graduated from A&M, but was jobless. I would later be hired by the SPCA of Texas, a job that had a very significant impact on my life because of the duties it entailed and the people it introduced me to.

At twenty-three, I enrolled at Cedar Valley College to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Being a full-time student while also being just a few hours shy of being a full-time employee at the SPCA was challenging, but rewarding. It was a busy and exciting time in my life, being a part of multiple social circles and constantly surrounded by interesting people.

When I was twenty-four… Oy! 2008 was a rough year. My ferrets passed away within months of one another, my best friend (whom I worked with) went on maternity leave, school was taking its toll on me, I was involved in drama at work, my ego took a beating… That year gave me a lot to blog about.

At twenty-five, I was halfway through the decade and feeling fantastic about life! 2008 was over, I was done with school, I left the SPCA for a job that was very close to home and where I could put all my new skills to work, I had been a vegetarian for a year. I was the healthiest and most energized I had been since I was a young teenager and felt beautiful. I ended 2009 falling for Dustin. I was having the time of my life.

At twenty-six, I finally decided to apply to vet school and was accepted.

At twenty-seven, I moved back to College Station for school, struggled throughout, and eventually left and moved back to Dallas.

At twenty-eight, I was back in Dallas and trying to pick the pieces of my life back up. Lucky for me, I still had my wonderful family, friends, and Dustin and all their love. So really, the only pieces for me to gather up were the ones from my professional life. I started working at CVSC, and after more than two years at that job, I am still happy there. I worked at the SPCA for three years and at Rutherford Veterinary Hospital for two. Those years felt ETERNAL!

This last year has been good to me as well. There hasn’t been much to complain about and sometimes, that’s all I could and should ask for.

I am still on a mission to be my healthiest and happiest self. My hope for this decade is that I continue to challenge myself with goals without wishing for more than I should. I hope to be more focused and determined. I hope to enjoy the simplicity of life. I hope to make the world a slightly better place through my volunteer work.

Good job, young Daisy. Now, it’s time to get shit done!