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My Reflection on 2021

Updated: Mar 4


How was 2021 for you?


For me, I've experienced so much more this year than I've had before. I went through a really big change with my family. My family and I moved from New Jersey after growing up there for twenty years to Florida. It was hard saying goodbye to so many memories in NJ, but it opened up a new chapter in my life, which is living in a new state. When my family and I moved to Florida back in March, we lived in an apartment, since our house was being built at the time. We lived in an apartment for more than half a year due to delays and setbacks with our new house. In the end, we love our new home!

Furthermore, I gained so many professional experiences. Within the first month living in Florida, I gained work as a paraprofessional for the school district in the town I live in. It is so nice having a 15-minute commute to work! In June of this year, I gained work with an ABA company on various roles, including as their blogger! I thank my friend and colleague, Mark Fleming, for connecting with me with Full Spectrum ABA. I made so many new friends and coworkers through Full Spectrum, and I am so excited to grow with them for my future career in ABA.


Not only this year affected me professionally, but more personally. The biggest lesson I learned is that no matter how far away I am from my cousins and best friends, I know they are always there for me. Almost all of my cousins and all of my best friends live back up in New Jersey and New York. I am so glad for video chatting and once in a while visits from people I love so much! The distance has been reminding me to be grateful for people who are still in my life today.


All in all, I cannot wait to know what 2022 has in store for me! I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year!

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