2018 Lessons

2018 turned out to be a pretty darn good year. Looking back, and reading all of the end-of-year surveys and comprehensive lists of what people did / read / experienced, I realized that my 2018 was right up there in the good ones.

  • I started a job that I really, really love, in a location that I enjoy more everyday. 
  • I did not move. This is HUGE for me, as I have moved more times than I can count in my adult life. Seriously, I needed extra pages for my FBI background checks for different jobs. 
  • I got rid of a lot of clutter and crap. Cleaning out feels so good – and holding on to things “just in case” or because of a vague memory, well, I found out that does not work for me. And that’s okay!
  • Donated a lot of that stuff (which was actually in pretty good shape, not “crap”…) 
  • Made some work friends. Some of whom might, eventually, become out-of-work friends. 
  • Read.  A lot. I actually set a Goodreads goal for 2019 of 20 books – my first reading challenge! – and I really hope I blow it out of the water. Of course, that means that I have to actually record the books I read! 
  • Journaled. A lot. 
  • Started this blog. 
  • Kept connecting in unexpected ways with others. 
  • Meditated nearly every day (she writes, on a day she did not meditate…). 
  • Put my TV in the closet. 
  • Submitted a really big grant. 
  • Went to Maine for 2 weeks. 
  • Went to Hawaii for 8 days. 
  • Saw my parents twice, as well as my extra-parents. 
  • Napped more than I have. 
  • Tried a bunch of new things – Pilates, new foods – and enjoyed most of them. 
  • Started my journey back to being me. 
2019 is starting off pretty well, too. Time to see where it takes me… 

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