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.