Reflection on 2018

It’s not quite 2019 yet but I feel in a reflective mood tonight so thought it was time for me to take stock of 2018 and look ahead to 2019.

2018 saw the start of a new job and also the end of the same job. I’m so glad I took the job opportunity as it taught me a lot and also helped me to meet some of the most amazing people I now have the pleasure of calling my friends. It also helped me to realise that my true passion of counselling is something that I now need to focus on and invest in.

2018 also saw a return to a previous job role. I struggled with the decision at first as I felt like I was a failure by quitting my job and also unsure about whether I should return. On the first day though all my fears left me and I’m excited about the next few years which will also enable me to study.

Friendship wise, I made some new friends and have kept friends close to me. I met with a couple of friends during my trip to Yorkshire this week and, despite the fact we hadn’t met in a while, it emphasised how true the friendships are because we were chatting like old times in no time.

After a slightly rocky few months with my husband, this year has made our marriage enter into a more consistently happy period which is nice. He still makes me smile every time he walks into a room and the fact he didn’t question when I made the decision to go part time, just shows that I am the person I am because he empowers me to be that person.

Family wise, things always happen to make me realise how lucky I am to have supportive family around me. Despite shortly embarking on my fourth career, my family have always been there for me and I know that if things go wrong they will continue to be there.

Looking ahead I hope I can make my counselling degree work. I want to reconnect with more friends who I have lost touch with whilst keeping in touch with those who have always been there.

2018 has been a good year, stressful and tense but good because it’s helped me to move along onto the next phase of my career. Happy 2019

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