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Hopes, Dreams, and Beginnings: Welcoming 2024 (158)

Happy 2024! It’s the first day, the beginning of 365 pages in this year's journal. Let’s start on a positive note and carry this energy through the year.

What are your hopes and dreams for this year? What do you aim to accomplish? More financial stability? Marriage? Parenthood? Buying a house? Or focusing on improving your health? Write down your goals and work on them daily, believing in your ability to achieve them.

My goal for this year is to live with my mom in the same house for as long as she's here. I aspire to excel as a respected ESL teacher, attracting numerous students eager to learn from me. Additionally, I aim to become a successful entrepreneur, ensuring money is never a concern. I want to cultivate strong friendships while remaining single, cherishing and enjoying a life of self-love and personal growth. My focus is also on enhancing my physical and mental well-being.

I'm grateful and content on this first day of 2024. It's a promising year for both of us. I sense it deeply within me. Life resembles a heartbeat graph, fluctuating but never remaining down for too long. I believe I hit rock bottom in 2023, and now it's time to rise again. I'm gearing up to declutter my belongings this week and start packing next week. While sentimental, I recognize the need to let go of things that no longer serve me. Memories are the only true things I can take with me—some joyous, others melancholic. I aim to leave behind the painful ones and carry the cherished memories forward.

In 2023, I penned 157 journal entries. Can I match that in 2024? Perhaps, especially during the night when I have more time. I foresee high demand for my expertise, especially during my time in Vietnam and other countries. I'll share our beautiful culture and experiences, even if many of my friends and family silently follow me on social media. That's alright; I find joy in entertaining, making you smile, and occasionally touching your heart with my experiences. I deeply value your silent prayers and consider me either a mentor or a friend. I strive to attract only genuine friends from now on. Dishonesty is something I won't tolerate.

That’s enough for today. I've filled my first page of this year's journal with hopes and dreams. Join me in writing down your thoughts and daily gratitude. Here's to hoping that 2024 is an incredible year for both of us. Happy New Year! 🍾♥️

Crystal H. Vo

New Year 2024

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