Goodbye 2018! Hello 2019!
As I sit here on New Year's Eve thinking of the year that has just passed I realised it has definitely been a year of two halves. The first 6 months to the last 6 months have felt like two completely different years - Both full of both great highs and terrible lows with nothing quite falling in the middle. 2018 most definitely will be a year I will remember.
2018 started with having a hell of a lot of determination as I was in a place where I really just wanted to sort my life out. This is why they feel like completely different years. From January - May I built up everything I felt I was missing. From passing my driving test, saving up money and gaining a lot of work experience. I also built my self-confidence through this and really grew as a person. Most of this was also down to the fact I really tried to overcome my anxiety and finally reached a point where I could say I was happier than I had been for a while.
The second half of the year, things fell into place. I got a new job, made incredible friends and experienced things I could only have dreamt of at the start of the year. However, not all was good. On the 1st August 2018 my Grandad passed away, he'd been ill for a while but it was still sudden. It took me a while to come to terms with it all, not really believing what had happened.
2018 was the also the year of friends. The ones I already had I grew even closer too and met some amazing people who I don't know what I did without.
So 2018 you were a year too remember. But here's to 2019. I'm leaving this an open book, no resolutions, no aims, no pressures. Just to do whatever I want, when it feels right.
Happy New Year!