New Year is the perfect time for reflection. Reflection on the year just gone as well as the year to come. Was 2017 successful? Am I better off now than I was this time last year? Where do I want to be at the start of 2019?
In a nutshell, 2017 was a good year for me. Sure, there were good days and bad days, ups and downs, but on the whole, it was a very good year. I quit my jobs, travelled abroad, worked in Germany, and settled in Barcelona. I ran my first marathon (and now I’m “training” for my second). I improved my Spanish (in all honesty, it was not possible to get worse, considering I have never studied the language before). I laughed. I cried. I experienced everything in between. I met some amazing people, some of whom are now close friends, whilst others have gone their separate ways.
Pffff! Who knows? New Year resolutions? Not really. Nothing drastic. Just to keep doing what I’m doing. Living life in the moment. Enjoying the here and now. Finding happiness within, not from the approval of others.
All the best!