2015 is approaching and a massive wave of emotions just hit me reeeeal hard. With lots of memories flashing before my eyes, I am not even sure how I ended up where I am right now. I've been on a roller coaster known as Life; I anxiously braced myself through the lows, and crazily flung my arms in the air through the highs. Over the past year, I have grown as a sister, daughter, designer, dancer, roommate, and friend. I ran into dead ends and walls made out of brick, but my family and friends gave me immense support so I never gave up. I was able to climb through those walls and stay motivated. All I can say is: thank you, thank you, thank you. Without you all flooding me with love and care, I am sure life would have been completely different. 

On a side note, I am incredibly thankful for all the love notes, text messages, conversations, etc, that I have been getting from both friends and strangers. Seriously. You have no idea how much it means to me when I can inspire others. I wasn't born quirky, cheerful, hilarious, and passionate. Things happened and the past has shaped me into the happy Gloria you know of now. Thank you for taking the time to actually tell me that I am making a difference in your life. 

First, celebrate Christmas; after, time to look forward to another beautiful year ahead of us - may 2015 be filled with all sorts of craziness and joy and hugs and kisses! :) 


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