I don’t know about you but this year has flown by for me. Not gonna lie, there’s parts I’m not even sure really happened because 2018 has been a bloody weird year.
There’s been a lot of ups and downs, and I feel like I’m at risk of ending this year on a negative note. Which isn’t what I wanna do lads!! So I thought I’d look back on 2018 to leave the bad things in the past and to take the good energy into 2019 with me.
To say I was on an emotional rollercoaster this year may be an understatement. I’ve gone through so many different emotional states, so it’s definitely been a ride, but not my favourite one.
As I mentioned in my post about why I’ve been struggling to blog lately, dating still isn’t going great. I can’t tell if I’m gullible or if a lot of guys are just smooth af liars? Either way, I’m putting dating aside and I’m focusing on myself in 2019.
Of course a lot more has happened but there’s a few aspects of my life that I still don’t feel comfortable putting on the internet, hah. And anyway – I want this post to be more positive than negative.
At the start of the year I wrote a to do list of some of the things I wanted to do this year.
Not gonna lie, I actually forgot what goals I had set. I know, I’m so good at organising my life. But now to actually look back at that post while writing this one, I’m actually pretty proud of myself.
The first goal I set was to have a solo trip. To quote past Vicky, “A weekend in Italy is my absolute dream” but I didn’t think it would actually happen. Well, it bloody did!! I started off with a few days in Prague to test myself, then I went to a festival all by myself and then a few months later, I was in Italy. All of those solo adventures have really made this year for me.
I also said I was going to improve my content and start planning more. I can now say I probably plan even less. I’m frickin awful at it and I think I always will be. But I am pretty proud of my content this year, especially with my second 70s look book on youtube.
But it’s not all about goals. A lot of good things have happened that weren’t planned.
I started going to the gym which I’d always been against. I never thought it’d be something I’d enjoy but now I bloody love it! It’s so much fun and has made me more aware of my body and trying to stay fit. I never realised just how damn unfit I was, hah!
Another thing that I never thought I would get back into is art. I loved it at school, but it disheartened me when I didn’t get the grades I wanted, sigh. So I fell out of love with sketching and painting and what not. But in 2018, I got back into art and started to teach myself how to make jewellery! I’m still in the process of learning but it’s something I’m super excited about.
I’ve learnt a lot about myself in 2018 and had some pretty amazing experiences. They outweigh the bad things this year brought to me by far!
Here’s to more adventures, self love and only giving our time to people who truly deserve it in 2019!
Happy new year, flowers x