2018 was a blur. I know there was a lot of hard work, what felt like an eternal winter followed by a never-ending summer that had the world cup thrown in there somewhere. Here are some of the highlights of my year…
To be honest, I felt like nothing much changed in 2018 but looking back through my monthly posts, that’s not true.
I reread most of the Harry Potter books for the first time in 10 years which was amazing for my mental health. I discovered new books, new films and new shows which consumed my life and I don’t regret it one bit. I applied for jobs and didn’t get anywhere which was devastating but I survived and will try again and again until I find the right one for me. I discovered new places and went to Disneyland for the first time in 10 years which was so magical. I saw my best friends start a new adventure which was like a fairytale.
In 2018 I put a lot of pressure on myself to simply get a new job as if that would solve everything. I let it take over and when I didn’t manage to achieve that goal, it really got me down and made me feel really rubbish about myself. I have no idea where I will be by the end of 2019 all I know is I want things to be different.
So this year, rather than setting resolutions I will do everything I can to work towards a goal that is small but mighty…
Happiness I will make an effort to look after myself physically and mentally. I will do the things I love in life and change the things I don’t. I won’t blame myself for things that are out of my control. When looking for a new job, I will look for something that will improve my happiness, not my bank account.
I hope you had a great new year and that 2019 is a happy and healthy year for you!