My goal for 2018 was to say “yes” to life. I think I succeeded in some ways and still fell down in others. But overall, I feel like 2018 was a “win” on this resolution.
I didn’t write as much as I wanted. But I forgave myself that because I wasn’t prioritizing it over friends, family and work.
I got a lot done that I didn’t expect to – including adopting a dog, getting pregnant, and starting a major home renovation project (and the stress that has introduced to my life). All of these were things my husband and I had sort of had circling, but we took the plunge on ALL of them in 2018.
I had an incredibly stressful year at work and I feel like I came out on top of it. I made successes. I learned a LOT. I did a lot of growing and developing to be better for future projects and roles.
I DID actually volunteer more. Not as much as I wanted, but more than I did in the previous 3-5 years.
I also was better about this blog. I crossed the 50-followers threshold, which I know isn’t a lot, but it’s more than I had in 2017 (or before). I only had 84 posts, whereas in 2017 I had 88 – so I still need to keep improving (I will, I promise!). I think this year was better because it felt less forced. I wasn’t very often forcing myself to sit down and write something – I was writing things I wanted to write.
Overall, despite all the stress and frustration and fear/anger of 2018 – I felt like I was winning a lot this year. I feel optimistic about 2019.