2014 was a big year for me. I began the year living in Sydney, started a new job (which was a considerable step up), flew between Sydney and Melbourne way too many times, had my heart broken, met some amazing people in Sydney, moved back to Melbourne and here we are again preparing for another New Year’s Eve. It’s no surprise that I am quite exhausted and not quite content with the 2 weeks Christmas shut down from work.
During 2014, I was pleased to confirm that I have some of the most amazing friends in my life, my family are always there and my dog is still my favourite creature on the planet. I also learnt a lot about myself; I am a control freak when it comes to my own life, I am loyal, probably more forgiving than I should be, I have a serious shopping/fashion addiction and that I need to practice the art of ‘relaxing’ because I have not yet been able to master that.
I also became very self-sufficient an independent during 2014. Living alone and in a foreign city will do that to you. At times, lonely times, I tortured myself wondering if moving to Sydney was a mistake – albeit temporary. Perhaps I had missed out on lost opportunities or relationships? But in hindsight, it was probably just the experience I needed to develop stable values, appreciate the intangibles and understand the value of friendship and a support network.
So moving forward into 2015 what are some of my goals?
- I am going to tackle the Kayla Itsines 2.0 guide, after successfully completing the first guide this year – which is something I am very proud of!
- Learn how to be more efficient with money and save properly. I want to buy a property with my sister within the next 24 months.
- Attempt to be a calmer individual, stop stressing over what I cannot control and practice mindfulness
- Stay in touch with my Sydney family
What are some of your goals for the new year?