Wow, I really did NOT do any writing for 2018. Video taking/editing has been my creative go-to, but no better way to reflect than a blog post.
Jan ’18: Devil’s Punch Bowl
The beginning of 2018 started very hopeful and strong. I followed a strict diet of no alcohol, gluten, or dairy and exercised almost every day. January taught me how very capable I was of determination and follow-thru. But like most resolutions, it died out into February.
Feb ’18: San Fran
March ’18: Sasha Fierce’s Birthday
First part of the year was very busy. Two jobs, heavy social calendar, and trying to keep up with a YouTube schedule. I started to realize I was taking on too much for self and needed some time to just stay still. I noted to myself that I needed to take at least one weekend out of the month to just stay home and I downloaded a meditating app to help me daily.
After March’s reflection, we kicked it up a notch again in April. My work team faced a big sudden shift, giving me more responsibilities and forcing me out of my comfort zone. In my personal life, my 25th birthday was approaching and so was a heavy social calendar once again, with not only my birthday but others to celebrate as well. This continued up until the end of May. I lived each weekday working hard and weekends just having fun and living life, “playing harder” I guess you’d say lol.
April ’18: 25th Birthday
May ’18: T-Swizzle concert
That all turned around quickly starting June. Met someone special which was not part of my 2018 plan. Starting in June, my weekdays were consumed by Fair and weekends by my guy, I. I already kept a very busy schedule on my own, so adding him to my life was certainly a balancing act. I was learning how to balance work, video editing, self care, family, friends, and I. (still learning to be honest).
June ’18: JB & Chris Bridal Party reveal
July ’18: Vegas
September ’18: LA County Fair
I hit some stressful times by the end of summer with the Fair and some family stuff, and leaned for a lot of support on I. and others I’m close to. Still feeling the aftershocks of such events, but slowly (very slowly) feeling like myself again.
October ’18: Hawaii
December ’18: My guy & I
In all, 2018 was actually a really great year. I was reflecting earlier as well and wrote down all my favorite moments of 2018 and there was more than I thought. All the people and experiences I would never take back. Not at all what I planned, but no one can ever plan or prepare for such moments and changes.
I have many hopes and plans for next year that I will keep to myself for now. But if there are two words I’d like to keep to, it’s DETERMINED and CONSISTENT. Determined to keep to my goals and realize that each day is 24 hours to work toward them, and to keep consistent.
Here’s to 2019, and all that we have yet to accomplish!