What I Learned From 2015

A new year is coming upon us and as it is, a lot of reflecting and looking back has been happening in my little noggin. In hindsight, Im proud to say that I've conquered a lot of dragons this year especially with my first ever year in college and the start of my long dreamed of Youtube channel. ;) Now I didn't actually just come here to plug my youtube channel, Im here to talk about what I've learned from 2015.
◇ College is just as difficult as High School...but in a different way 

Entering into college, I felt really intimidated and overwhelmed. How couldn't I? It was uncharted waters. However, as the days went by, I felt myself adjusting to the schedule that wasn't so consistent day to day. College presented to me new opportunities, especially outside of academics, that challenged my old habits/routine. Nevertheless, in the end of my first sem, I realized that what Im experiencing isn't actually a "level-up" from what I've been going through in high school but something of the same difficulty, just in a different world with different variables. 

If I had one piece of advice to give people who are just starting college this year, it would be to be ready to change your habits (studying, eating, and sleeping) because changing is the only way to adapting.

 I can be the chosen one 

I was a late bloomer. In high school, it was only until I was in third year that I wanted to participate as leader in major batch-wide event. I applied for positions I felt that I was capable of doing but, I got none. I thought I was never going to be given the chance to lead because I wasn't born out of the womb leading and running for positions like some of my other batchmates  But, this year, I got the chance to be a project head. It was a surreal (and stressful) experience that I'll surely cherish. 

(This is where Bea stops the soft and reflective mood)

 EVERYTHING is so (damn) expensive 

Legit guys, I wasn't this financially-aware/conscious before 2015. Textbooks, readings, food, TUITION, you name it, its expensive. 

 Music is the best background 

Have you ever walked down the hallways with "Can't Sleep Love" from Pentatonix? It's amazing, 10/10 would recommend. It's like you're in a music video.

◇  There's always going to be someone doing it better 

Lets just say, competition has been VERY PRESENT this year

but remember, there'll never be someone doing it the exact same way as you. So, you do 
you ;)


Hope you guys
learned a 
lot from 2015 too


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  1. Happy new year! I hope the new year brings a lot of opportunities for your Youtube channel as well as your blog! I'd have to say for me... I learned that stuff was so expensive too. Like... what. Things seemed a lot cheaper when mom paid for it...


    1. And just to let you know Bea, I replied to your comment on my blog! :)

  2. I wholeheartedly agree with the college one! I didn't know I was capable of running on so little sleep during exam weeks, among many other things.. I changed so much x.x But yass music is love, music is life :'D

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  3. Oh, I loved reading your thoughts, every year teaches us something! Thanks for sharing, I wish you all the best!

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  4. Hi Bea! I went into uni this year and I had the same struggles haha! Uni was different to what I expected but I learnt a lot too. And everything was so expensive I finally get the poor uni student thing people are always on about.
    Much Love Karen

  5. Happy New Year, I know what you mean college is roller coaster ride. There are a lot of ups and down but in the end everything will fall to places. Looks like you got your way around college. Hope everything goes well with you :)

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  6. This is such a fantastic post and a great list of lessons! Sounds like you learned a lot in 2015 and you can carry these lessons into 2016! I am sure they will be very useful for your readers as well!

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  7. Bea, I LOVE this. As someone entering college this year, I'm so afraid of the changes to come but college-experienced bloggers like you have been prepping me mentally for it. I especially loved "I can be the chosen one." I'm pretty much set on killing my university years and making it the best I can so heck yeah, I can be the chosen one.

    Thank you for this one, Bea, wishing you a wonderful 2016! <3

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  8. Love this! This is a very insightful and true post.

    Hannie Arden from Missing Wanderer.

  9. Happy new year! I'm starting to become aware of how expensive everything is too and it's so stressful! You learned so many wonderful things this year and thanks for sharing them. I hope 2016 is a wonderful year for you xxx


  10. YES, tuition is soo expensive. It's not as bad as the States, but still pretty expensive up here in Canada!

    - Iona

  11. i always love to read and appreciate blogger like you who share more of personal side on their blog so we know yourself more and it's like talking heart to heart with someone you're close with :)
    i hope a good luck in your college year.just do the best,grab the chances ,in the end it will be pay off and you will thank yourself for that!cheers for good college years !
    i hope you will make great memories in this 2016 :)


  12. I agree with you, especially about Music :)
    xx Elisa

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  13. I watched you Gmarket haul video and you're so adorable and funny! Congrats on the YouTube, that is such a huge step that I'm never gonna take so I have so much respect for anyone who does Youtube videos.

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  14. Heres wish you a very happy new year. This is such a great post. It is very genuine and heartfelt.

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  15. Happy new year :)
    your post was adorable I loved reading it. You are actually hilarious so glad I found your blog!


  16. Great learnings in 2015, and I feel like these apply to life no matter how old you get. Hope you had a great New Year!

    xoxo Emily

  17. Love this post :) Well done for your first year of college, that's really brilliant. And yes, just life is SO expensive. Have a great 2016!
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  18. I love the sayings you have here! I learned quite a bit too last year. For me last year went by in a blast! Hopefully this year it will slow down a bit :)



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