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Long time coming ♥


Finally an update. A long awaited one. So what's new? Well for starters.. I'm done finals, done school -- and I'll be looking for a job fairly soon. Just taking a break before the New Year. (I can't justify it being well deserved..) Time sure flies, and we're almost a step away from 2011. I believe it's going to be an awesome one. Year of travels, fa sho. Can't wait to create memories, go on adventures, and make a difference. It's Christmas today, but for some reason it doesn't feel like it. Maybe I just am not feeling the festivities this season. I'm definitely looking forward to our annual family dinner though. Time passed waaaay too fast this past year. Where did this year go? I can't believe here I am, on Christmas morning, looking back at what I've done and accomplished this past year.

2010 was a year of growth. New friendships, cherished memories, new things learned, as well as experienced. I've met some of the most amazing people that I hold close to my heart this year, and I wouldn't trade that for the world. This year was also one of lessons. There's always lessons to be learned, right? Well there were many learned, that's for sure. The one that stuck out for me though, is to show His love, regardless of the circumstance. Sometimes.. I think we're all way too quick to judge. We all judge and make snap decisions or assumptions about people, or any given situation. Admit it. You'd be lying if you said you didn't. I've learned though.. to give people the benefit of the doubt. To show compassion towards others. Now I'm not saying it's easy, nor automatic. In fact, it took me awhile to justify certain situations I was being put in, and find it within myself to show that compassion. But take a moment to think about the possible story that may have made them or caused them to react or come off a certain way. I don't think I could ever be more understanding, till after this year.

With that being said, I've also learned that differences should not be feared, but accepted and handled with love. With love, also comes patience. I cannot tell you how many times my patience was put to the test this year.. But I'm glad they were. Going through and experiencing these situations only led me to learn more, and grow from it.

This year has really truly been a blessed one. I am so thankful for everything that has happened in the past year, and I am excited for what awaits the next! (Okay, I think I'll just close with a few pictures as to what I've been up to. Enjoy! I promise more after Christmas.)



(Some recent purchases)



(Very delicious fried wontons from Charm Modern Thai)



(Chong Bros Tourney)



(Christmas Eve AYCE with Aaron, Jerry + Susan x James )



(Aaron being ..well, himself. Hahaha)

4 comments:

Selena said...

Yayy an update!! Haha love the clear quality goober pictures :D

It didn't feel like Christmas to me either. I wonder why that was.

I'm hoping to get more travelling into my 2011 year too. I didn't manage to go ANYwhere at ALL in 2010, except for a 3-day long field trip to Tofino for school. I'm not sure if that can count, they actually made us do a substantial amount of work lol

tessatham said...

@Sel

I really need to start being consistent with this -.-

TRAVEL TRAVEL! I'm starting to plan travel dates :) We should do a states trip!!

The Little Dust Princess said...

Is the fur collar from H&M? I have it as well and lovee it!

xx The Little Dust Princess

tessatham said...

Yes it is!! It was the LAST one. I absolutely love it :)

 

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