Looking back at 2018
For the past four years, I have posted my reflections of the past year and some thoughts on the year ahead. So for old times sake, here is another one for 2018.
In my post last year I said that 2016 and 2017 were somewhat of an ‘upward spiral’. Turns out all the energy I was using to get to the top of that spiral was too big of an ask for me. So 2018 has been the year where I ran into a wall, fell into a pit and had to start the long journey of crawling out of said pit. But I’m not despairing, because 2018 was also full of wonderful highlights. I moved (again) and I went on vacation to Cuba for a well needed break. I ran(/walked) a half-marathon in Havana, which was awesome and I had no idea I could do that. I got to redefine my relationships with myself, things, work, friends and family and I am starting to see they all get better because of it. Last year I wrote ‘there is always more to be doing’ and this year it turned out that doing more was the worst idea I have ever had (she said overdramatically).
I don’t know what’s next. Part of crawling out of the pit is not running towards goals, but sort of letting myself go places. So that’s what I am going to (try to) do. Go places, maybe write some more weird stories, maybe blog, maybe none of those things. We’ll see.
Not gonna lie, 2018 has been a real rollercoaster. But then again, isn’t every year somewhat of a rollercoaster? How was your year?