It’s no surprise that I’d want to round-up 2018 the best way I know how – with highs and lows. This year has been really different to all the others before it. With less travel, much more work and responsibilities my whole life has shifted. I think it’s safe to say I’ve moved on from my ‘early twenties’ mindset. Gone are the days when I thought moving every month was a good idea because I had no responsibilities.
Fun fact: I actually made a promise to myself this year that I’d give myself a chance to settle a bit. I was sick of leaving my friends every other month, having people come and go in my life and never get to experience anything but surface connections. Plus, running out of money all the time made life way too stressful. While I have had some amazing years of freedom, in 2018 I’ve been focused on enjoying what’s right here in my backyard.
Writing this from Melbourne seems a little ironic, but I go where my family does and luckily for me it’s here. I can’t wait to spend the next few days at the beach, getting a tan and staying offline. My Christmas present to myself this year was a break – from social media, from my online life and the internet. It can be so overwhelming trying to capture the perfect moment and post at the right times, so having this time off has been incredible.
What better way to end the year than with a Highs and Lows of the year post, filled with just that. One of my favourite things about having a blog is looking back through and seeing how much I’ve achieved throughout the year. Kind of like having a diary – that everyone reads. So here it is, my round-up in no particular order and my last post of the year. Hope you’ve all had an amazing 2018 and bring on 2019!
Top 18 Highs and Lows of 2018