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Lupita Nyong’o’s 2014 started off with an Oscar win and never slowed down.

The Mexico-born Kenyan star, 31, went from being a Yale Drama School graduate with big dreams to a household name with an Academy Award and a role in the next “Star Wars” film.

The “12 Years a Slave” actress recognized her journey in an Instagram post on Monday (Dec. 22). Nyong’o shared a photo of a colorful quilt behind the words “HAPPY HOLIDAYS!”

She accompanied the pic with a poem she wrote in honor of the year coming to a close:

This year was one of a kind, And a kind one to me. There was lots to be done, And a whole lot to see. I had family and friends, And colleagues galore, Now I have fans, Plus a million and four! You tweet and you post, And you instagram too. You chat, comment, draw, You just do what you do. And though I don’t answer ‘Cause time is a-tickin’, Know that you matter By the posts that I’m pickin’. I keep posting ‘Cause I know that you care, And I care to post When I know that you’re there. So this season, Though I know your name not, I’m happy I got you, And that I gave what you got. I wish for you peace, Love, joy, laughter beams, And in the new year, May you live out your dreams! (And as Dr. Seuss says:) “If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.” Love, Lupita N.

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(Photo Source: Lupita’s Instagram)

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