I feel like the past few years have been big years for me. In terms of life lessons, goals, growth and figuring out who I am , 2016- 2018 was a pretty significant period in my life. I wouldn’t say they were all pink and peonies (some times were the hardest so far), but they have brought with them a lot of positive development.
I feel like 2019 is going to be quite a decisive year for me too. Is this what growing up is like? I guess. And I’m not mad about it. I love discovering who I am and as I do, figuring out what I’m into and how to improve my life even more.
The start of this year has already been a big “up” and a very low “down”. My career plan is clearer than ever and I’m working on reaching my goals everyday. But I only have 24h each day and it’s clearly not enough with a full time job. I know, Beyoncé ahas the same amount but I swear just uses a time turner. And this has meant that for weeks I was feeling very low. I was as if I was stuck in quicksand, going nowhere and not enjoying every day. I wanted to just get there finally. And then I figured out that all good things take time. As I said, ups and downs.
Lately, I’ve been thinking more and more about what I wanted 2019 to look like for me and the answer was: travel and work on my career plan.
I adore travelling, I feel so complete and happy when I visit and explore different places. The world is so large and there is so much to see and learn. Each new place brings a breath of fresh air into my life, an inspiring wave hits me and I’m ready to take on the world.
My boyfriend and I are planning our 9th anniversary little getaway for early summer and it’s filling me with joy. We are thinking (well, I pushed for) Italy as I’ve been dying to go back and see all the beautiful architecture and eat all the delicious food. We are checking out a few places recommended by my best friend so I’ll keep you guys updated.
Another travel I’m very excited about is visiting said best friend who lives in Paris. I swear Estelle, going to see you both is still on our list! I can’t wait to soak in the Parisian air, walk around the city and catch-up with her. It’s all about the logistics at this point.
The latest one in the works is one that I’ve been non-stop, annoyingly talking about for years. I think we are going to NYC and/or Canada in August guys! It’s been at the top of my travel list for ages so when my boyfriend said we might go there this year I was the definition of the “Rachel and Phoebe’s excited jumping up and down” meme. I’m already looking at plane tickets and accomodation costs to see how to organize it all but let me tell you… I am beyond thrilled. I’ll let you know when it’s more thought through.
The more career side of my plans is more long-term than 2019. I realize that now that I really know what sets my soul on fire, it’s harder for me to wait to do my dream job. BUT, all good things comes to those who wait, or my new version: all good things come to those who work hard for it. I’m trying to switch my thinking into what I can do everyday to improve how I work so that I can get there slowly but surely. I get so excited for new projects and ideas so I’m trying to focus on that because as Hannah Montana/ Miley Cyrus who gets uncovered:
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb.
Any exciting plans for this year…?