HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! January 2015. Time flies. Seems like January 2014 was last month! Did you guys start your new year’s resolution yet? I’ve never been much of a person for new year’s resolutions. I feel like if you really want to make a change, you’ve got to start asap; don’t save it for jan 1st. Therefor, I won’t be sharing new year’s resolutions today. Simply because I don’t have any. However, as I’m working on positive thoughts and positive actions, I’d like to do the reverse, a positive look-back instead of look-forward: Today, I’d like to share 5 things in 2014 I’m most proud of with you guys.
1 A beautiful apartment
Around february me and my boyfriend moved into our beautiful apartment. We have amazing big windows, plenty of space, an open kitchen and a beautiful balcony. Although it might not be a perfect apartment, it’s perfect for the two of us. It’s a whole lot more cleaning (le sigh..xD) than the tiny student apartment I had before, but I love this place so much and I feel truly blessed to get to live here. Sometimes I’m still amazed about our own space.
2 Seoul, South-Korea
I’ve been wanting to visit Seoul (South Korea) for years and years. This year, I decided to be spontaneous and book a flight with my boyfriend. Also, this was the first vacation I didn’t really plan ahead! I’m usually super stressed during vacations because planning puts me on a tight schedule. As everything usually is off schedule on vacations, I would be stressed out like crazy. However, not this time! If you knew me in person, you’d know this is a very big accomplishment for me because my anxiety disorder makes me a major control freak. In Seoul, I lost control (in a good way). And guess what? This was the most relaxing vacation I’ve ever had.
3 Degree and a job
After 6 years of hard work, I acquired my Master’s degree in Pharmacy. It was a rocky road, but I made it! I’m so proud I finished it without delay. Additionally I got a great job after I just graduated. It’s like it was meant to be 🙂
After a difficult time, I finally realized I should spend more time on me. In 2014, I put myself on the first place more often and I learnt it’s okay to say no sometimes. It’s okay that I wasn’t able to help everyone every time they needed it, because sometimes I needed to help myself before I could help those around me. And it’s okay to say no if I don’t feel like doing something. I’m still no star at me-time and I still have a nagging feeling when I say no, but we’re getting there 😉
5 Writing Temptations
Last but not least, my blog. After my summer break, I started to blog more seriously. And this time, there was a balance between blogging, personal life and career. Nowadays, I post 3 times a week and loving it. Additionally, I’m noticing an increase in traffic. Since September the amount of visitors has been growing and growing. I’m not a big fish (yet), but that’s okay. I love the way things are at the moment and I’m proud that Writing Temptations is consistent, while I still love what I do. It’s working for me.
So these were 5 of my accomplishments in 2014. Life couldn’t get better ^^ I’d like you guys to do the same for your 2014. Keep the list to yourself or share it with me. [I’d love to see it!] Either way, be proud of yourself. You’ve come a long way m’dears ♥