It’s that time folks, there’s 25 days left of 2018! 25 bloody days. If someone told me it was September I would happily nod along and probably not even notice that the end of the year is so close. What a crazy year this has been, so many highs, but a couple of curve balls chucked in for good measure – balance eh. I already have some goals in mind for 2019 which I’m sure I’ll share in a later post, but I thought I would reflect back on the year and where I’ve found myself now.
I feel like 2018 has been a year of learning, I know myself better than I ever have before and it’s refreshing to feel like I’ve finally found my calling in a way. I recently started a new job in social media/ pr, and being back in that creative marketing bubble has been good, and made me realise it really is the job role I enjoy. In terms of my blog I feel like I’m also starting to find my way again, I enjoy writing about anything and everything so that’s what I’m going to do. I’m planning to give the whole thing a bit of a face lift in the new year to start feeling even more inspired and create a space that feels more me.
Ooo, another thing – my hair! I know this sounds crazy but I feel like cutting it short was like a mini reinvention of myself. My long terms plan is to grow it so it’s just a smidge longer but having this shorter length has definitely helped me define my style. I’m thinking maybe early next year a bit of a colour change too, I’ve always been a ombre/ balayage/ highlights kinda gal, but after the new chop I really want to mix things up.
This year really has been incredible, although I have to be honest, it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. Moving away from my family and friends was hard to adjust to, finding a new job I loved was also difficult and the hardest part about it all is that I was so in denial, I just didn’t realise how hard that process would actually be. Having more time alone this year than ever before made me realise that I’m the biggest extrovert. I just love having people around me, I thrive and feel inspired in the presence of others, even if there’s silence I just love knowing other people are there. I work best in coffee shops, I feel happiest with my friends and family, to be honest, I can’t believe I didn’t realise it sooner.
Something positive I’m taking from the tougher times this year is that I’ve learnt so much about what truly makes me happy, and how to deal with the times where I don’t feel my best. I’m learning how to enjoy those moments I do have alone and find ways that I can feel happier even being so far from all of my favourite people.
All in all 2018 has been a good one, I’m starting to feel more settled with everything and I’m learning to enjoy a bit of uncertainty and just going with the flow of life!
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