Compared to my 2017 and 2018 Year In Reviews, 2019 bares a significant amount of pressure. This late in the year, I’m not just reflecting on the last 365 days, but also the last decade. Fear not, I have no intention of extending this post to include all ten years! But after realising all I’ve experienced and accomplished, excitement’s evoked for what may occur in the next decade. It’s easy being weighed down by the ticking pressure of time. But for once, reflecting on the past has given me confidence for the future.
2019 was a year to sort my shit out. I needed to focus on creating a sustainable and supportive foundation for the rest of my twenties. While my first two years as a fully-fledged adult had been tremulous, now was the time to get life in order. As the first few weeks of 2019 unravelled it was clear that three areas of my life that needed attention:
- Career in order for a better work/life balance
- Homelife for my mental health
- Finances and credit card for stability.
I’m happy to say that hard work resulted in success across all frontiers. However, despite a rewarding 2019, life became incredibly challenging from a mental and financial perspective later in the year. If I had to sum it up, I didn’t thrive. I survived. Life had become a whirlwind and all my energy and time had to focus on keeping my feet on the ground.