Why 6? Well, mainly because it's my second favorite number and writing about 22 moments just sounds tiresome. Anyways. This year was a blur!
It's as if everything happened all within the span of a few months, but clearly, a year has passed. If it weren’t for my own personal documentation, bits and pieces shared with the world through various methods of venting , I would’ve forgotten some major milestones.
This was the year of questioning everything and everyone ranging from my peers, to the content of whatever article or book I read, to my family and myself. It was the year of understanding what it actually felt like to dig deep within and not being afraid of what comes up as a result.
Through this, I became increasingly curious on how my world works and why I cared, and continue to care so much about everything I experienced and everyone I met.
The 6 best moments that happened this past year were:
- Getting hired to work
- Attending Ruckusmakers
- Writing an e-book
- Taking vacations (yes, plural)
- Hiring a therapist
- Getting my first tattoo: "l'union fait la force" meaning strength in unity
Each moment listed was an almost direct result of the former experience. Funny how that works.
Major takeaways from each:
- Create the environment you want to live in. Working truly as a team and not only knowing you're being supported, but actually feeling it makes every task less daunting and more meaningful.
- Keep investing in yourself to create value. Always. No amount of money is ever too large or too little to know your worth.
- Share your story and be honest & vulnerable in the process. Related...
- Know when to disconnect. If I were to do the whole "hey I'm going to write a book!" process again, I'd carve out the day after it's published to do nothing but sleep...for several days.
- Answers to questions most often come from within. My therapist has managed to ask the questions I haven't been asking myself. It's magic, really.
- Five years ago I swore I would never get a tattoo. Yet, this year, I have never felt so grounded in my life. The work and experiences that I went through leading up to August 2015 validated what I know to be true. Know your roots. Can't know where you're going if you don't know where you
What has managed to stick throughout the course of this year is constantly challenging myself to be better than I was yesterday. The only way to see this through is to reflect on what I've done.
30 was good to me. Looking forward to what this next year will bring.