2018-What Did it Teach You?

Happy 2019 everybody!! I hope you all had the most incredible Christmas. Mine flew by in a festive flurry of presents, food and way, way too much alcohol. Don’t judge. But now, it’s a new year. It’s a time to detoxify the mind and the body and welcome the excitement and the wonders of what lies ahead. But before we do all that, it’s a good time to reflect also. What went well for you in 2018? What didn’t go so well? And the most important question of all, in my mind anyway, to ask oneself as a new year beckons; what did I learn from the past year?

For me, 2018 was an extraordinary year, in good and bad ways. I went on my first ever date, (good way), I got fired from my job, (bad way). But what I learned in the year was something I have been trying to get my brain around for years; I learned what I want to do with my life. I learned I want to be a writer. As I mentioned in my Closed Doors post, getting fired from my old job granted me the freedom to be me again and since then I have connected with parts of my consciousness I haven’t connected with in years. I re-connected with the little girl who loved books more than anything else in the world, who would sit for hours reading. I re-connected with the girl who used to write poetry to express to the world all the things she had in her life that she loved and was grateful for, from her animals to the Harry Potter books.

For the first time in a long time, after working in a profession that was so wrong for me and so physically and emotionally draining, I’m beginning to feel like myself again and I’m so excited for my future because, now I know what I want out of life, I have something to strive rather than just riding the waves of existence, hoping I’ll wash up on the shores of my salvation.

Now, I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to make this happen. I don’t have any experience as a professional writer. But I am determined to learn and, I think if you have that desire to learn and to work and that passion behind you that will sustain you and get you to where you need to be. Oh actually, I want to take this opportunity to thank my Twitter family. For anyone who follows me, interacts with me or has ever answered any of the blogging related questions I have tweeted over the last seven months, thank you so much for your support. If it weren’t for you guys, Made with Love may not be what it is today so thank you to each and every one of you.

So now I want to ask each of you; what did you learn from 2018 and what mission do you have for yourself for the New Year?

I hope you enjoyed this post guys. I know it’s quite a short one but I think I’ve gotten across everything I wanted to. I hope you’ll give the blog a follow. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram. Happy New Year to each of you. I really hope it’s a good one for you and lets all keeping supporting each other through this crazy but wonderful thing called Life.

Speak to you again soon guys.

With love,




4 Comments Add yours

  1. Good luck with everything! Anything is possible if you set your mind to it. Here’s to 2019!


    1. Very true Karen. Wishing you the best for the year ahead 🙂


  2. What I’ve learned in 2018? Good question! I’ve learned that I cannot work in a job that’s basically entirely contrary to my personal values. I have learned that stuff and shopping are not as important as advertisers want me to believe. I’ve learned that I have to follow my spiritual calling no matter what and if I do that life will sort itself out and give me what I need. I’ve learned that I might have to sacrifice some habits to make sure that the generations coming after mine will have a habitable planet and still will be able to enjoy some luxuries. And I have learned that moaning doesn’t change anything. Only actions do.

    Do you know Colleen Cheesbro’s blog? She is a great writer and blogs a lot about publishing and writing in between a lot of fairy stuff. It’s not for everybody but her advice is sound. Find her blog here: https://colleenchesebro.com/

    Another great writer’s blog is The Vandal by Derek Haines. He has a lot of experience with self-publishing and has organized a platform that connects writers with readers. Find his latest posts here: https://dahaines.com/latest-articles/

    I hope this helps you a little in your quest to become a writer. And don’t forget: If you can dream it you can do it!!!!!!


    1. Thank you so much this. I cannot tell you what your support means to me 🙂


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