Dear Diary… Let’s Talk About 2019

As I was writing my 2018 review post, last month, I came to a realisation that slightly worried me. As I relayed the wedding, the travelling, the career progression, the chaos and craziness and the highs and lows of the last year – I started to wonder how I was going to be able to match that again this year…

Because, as much as I love the happiness and peacefulness that have taken over since the wedding finished and we got back from our honeymoon – I’m worried that 2019 won’t be anywhere near as exciting or eventful a year, as I’ve previously experienced. 2018 was bonkers and busy and backwards – but it was fantastic and special, and certainly one that I’ll never forget. So, 2019 has some pretty big boots to fill.

Maybe this is partly down to the fact that for most of my life so far, something has always constantly been changing. Whether it be school, uni, masters, jobs, relationships, where I’m living, travel… everything has been in a state of flux. Finally, I’m happy. I’m more settled – and in some ways, I don’t want to throw everything up in the air again, but – in other ways, I’m restless, easily bored and know that I don’t want to slow things down just yet.

I don’t want 2019 to be a year where I’m coasting along doing the same job, the same routine and not pushing myself out of my comfort-zone as much as possible.

I’m not really sure what the point of writing this is, except to perhaps motivate myself to actually make this year something special. I might not have big plans yet or got a grand adventure lined up, but who’s to say that there won’t be exciting things and oppurtunities that will come knocking?

I’ve got a trip to Budapest planned, we might be heading back to the USA at some point – and there’s definitely going to be a new house in the pipeline.

The only thing that I know for sure, is that I can control the choices I make. Although circumstances might shift and fluctuate, if I want 2019 to be another amazing year, I’m going to have to be the one to go out and grab it by the horns.

Rach

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