It’s been a while since I last blogged and when I say a while, I definitely mean a while….
2016 has proved to be one of my craziest years but may even be my best one so far. Where do I begin?
For starters, I’m in a relationship with a beautiful man who never fails to make me feel like I’m the luckiest girl in the world and have also travelled throughout Australia with him. I moved out of home and into my first apartment, furnished completely to my liking. I also started a new job at a travel company who have already given me so many opportunities.
A lot of these things would never have happened if I hadn’t decided to take a leap. It’s so easy to stick with what you’re used to, to stay in your comfort zone and never figure out your potential.
At the beginning of the year, I was very comfortable.
In fact, it was this comfort that made me realise that something was missing…I needed a shakeup and so when I decided to apply for a new job, I could tell this would be a year of many new adventures. Even though I wouldn’t be travelling overseas this year, there was always a way to explore. I learnt more about myself than I thought I would and I proved to myself that I was stronger than I expected.
Whilst this year was a big year, there were times where I was scared that I had made the wrong life choices. I was now financially in control of everything since I had moved out, I was learning the ropes at my job and was simply coming to terms with living by myself after having spent all my life in a big household.
There were many nights when I first moved out that I would call my boyfriend and cry to him because I was anxious about what I had done. I was lonely, feeling worthless and thinking the worst of my situation. Luckily, my sobbing didn’t scare him away and constantly he would reassure me that I was on the right path.
“It’s understandable you’re feeling the pressure now that you’re facing all these adult decisions but you can do this. I know you can,” he said to me one night.
Sometimes it’s hard to believe in yourself when it feels like the odds are against you. Things can be challenging and it’s easy to give up and not fight. I took many big leaps this year and if anything, all my worries has made me more determined to succeed. I will be back working at this blog and look forward to sharing my new adventures with everyone.
Who knows what 2017 has in store for me, but with everything that I’ve gone through this year, I am more than ready for it…