It has been a month since I last wrote anything. The reason for this is twofold – 1 – I have been super busy and 2 – I didn’t feel like it. However, it was a good I didn’t feel like it. Sometimes I feel I need to write a post just because I need to write stuff down. Many a time I write a post and never publish it. Just need to get stuff off my chest. I was inspired yesterday driving home from work and I was thinking I am in such a good place and I want to share it.
I was listening to the BBC Radio – Susan Calman’s Mrs Brightside podcast, which is a podcast by Susan Calman the comedian. It came up on my suggested podcast and seemed a logical pick me up after my last one which was The Doorstep Murder (which is another podcast I totally recommend). Mrs Brightside is a series of podcasts hosted by Susan Calman and focuses on mental health but in a comedy way. A lot of what she said resonated with me and made me think about how much I have come on in the last year.
I was in such a rubbish place this time last year and looking back on it I was not a happy person. Even looking back this time 6 months ago I was in such an unhappy place; however, now I am busier than ever and feel super good. I thought I would do a little check-up of my 2018 goals and aspirations.
Back in the era of New Year, New Me I made 5 goals for myself – Read More, Write More, Discover More, Smile More and Make More. Let’s review them shall we?
According to Goodreads – I have read 3 Books this year, and we won’t mention one of them I started in September last year. I have about 4 in my started but never got round to finishing yet pile. I went through a phase of being really into reading and Audiobooks however now I’ve migrated across to podcasts. The books I did read were good – I really loved Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
So maybe 2018 is not the year of reading more… yet! Send me your recommendations though!
Okay, maybe not again with that. In my defense, I have actually been posting a heck of a lot more on my other blog which is a blog for my real life job as a teacher. I have been writing daily blog posts and catch up notes so I have been writing more just not on here!
I mean I have done new things. I have been to Dublin and tried Guinness. I have tried curling. I went to Newcastle. I have tried a lot of new gins. I even tried distilling my own gin. I have been to new restaurants. I even tried to cut open a coconut (and consequently failed so filled it with rum). I went to a music festival and saw Noel Gallagher, my ultimate hero! I was even privileged to be invited to Stephen Hawking’s interment. A year of discovering indeed.
I mean ultimately I have done a lot of new things this year. Both personally and professionally and I feel I have worked out what I want to do. I am in such a happier place now and feel like I can smile more and not a fake, grin and bear it smile. It’s a good feeling.
My Etsy shop has been open for over a year now and it is certainly growing. It is the right level of busy in that there’s always something to do but not too much that I am stressed with it all. My sales and stats are on the rise and I feel really happy with where I am at with it.
Overall this year has not panned out as I expected but I am in a good place. So sorry for being quiet but I am so super busy living my life and being happy! I will start to share in the more happy moments!