End of 2017

For some reason, the thought of this year coming to an end was starting to make me feel a bit low. Mainly because I felt like a whole year had gone by and I hadn’t accomplished anything.

I started scrolling through my pictures absent-mindedly. And it was while I was scrolling, that I looked at all the pictures I’d taken this year and the experiences I’ve had. Some of the things I’d done, felt like they were from a different year entirely. I’d forgotten that earlier on in the year is the first time I’d travelled. On my own. It’s so easy to look back on the last 365 days and think how quickly time has gone, even though I know and remember the times it felt like time was slowing down.

And as I kept going through all the memories I’d forgotten, I was able to remind myself of how many new things I tried. For example, I…

– Joined an art class
– Bought a Macbook
– Moved my blog, changed the name and bought a new domain
Travelled on my own for the first time
– Started selling on ebay and made extra cash
Completed F1
– Downloaded and deleted dating apps
– Joined a martial art class
– Joined Linkedin
– Started alternative career planning
– Attempted a side business

I’ve attempted to come out of my comfort zone and made moves to create different opportunities. Each single line doesn’t give each experience enough justice. It doesn’t factor in the amount of self-persuasion and effort it took for me to get these things done.

So for 2018, I’m praying for more bravery and courage to help me to continue to find more amazing experiences.

How about you, what are your plans for 2018?

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2 Comments

  1. That’s a pretty impressive list for someone who is still in training! During my residency, my annual lists of accomplishments were basically “got up and went to work every morning”.

    Wishing you a very happy 2018.

    1. This made me laugh out loud whilst at work. Even though I grumble a lot, I’ve been lucky to have had placements that have given me more free time.

      Also wishing you a happy 2018!

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