The end of 2018 has past, so now for my time for self reflection, and thanks to a wonderful woman named Naava Gladys, I came across her blog post named ’20 Questions For End Of Year Self Reflection’. If that isn’t fate, I don’t know what is?
So with thanks to Naava, here is my 2018 reflection…
1. What is something I accomplished this year that I am proud of?
Going on a plane for the first time without any of my family (apart from my boyfriend), flying for me isn’t the easiest (mentally), I am the biggest stress-head and hate being unorganised when it comes to flying or travelling, but with flying. I just don’t like it, simple as that, I have no control over the train or my route etc. And I managed to and from Amsterdam earlier in 2018 with my boyfriend.
2. What is something I did this year that I think I will remember for the rest of my
I made a life changing decision to quit University after my first year and start a fresh at Addict Dance Academy and so far it’s been one of the best decisions education and career ambition wise in my life!
3. What was the most challenging part of this year for me?
All the changes, I moved from a flat to a house, from a uni to a dance school, I started a new relationship, they have all played a part in my year, some of which being challenging but just all the changes in general that have happened this year.
4. In what area do I feel I made my biggest improvements?
Myself; confidence, self-worth, self-love, self-belief. By no means have I reached my goal but I’m one step closer to where I want to be.
5. If I could change one thing that happened this year, what would it be?
I wish I’d have had more chance to see my family; living away from home can be hard especially around birthdays and celebrations and this year I missed a few due to work commitments and lacking the money to pay for my train home. Next year will be different.
6. What are the three most important things I learned this year?
- Do what I want, it’s my life and I’m the writer of my own story.
- Set time aside for ‘rest, relaxation and quality time’ be it with myself or whoever.
- To cherish the people and moments around me, you never get that specific day back.
7. What three things did I do this year to help those around me?
- Just being there for them when they need me.
- Being supportive and positive in order for them to feel confident in themselves.
- Helped those on their journey to self-love.
8. What was the nicest thing someone did for me this year?
I cannot specifically name one thing, I am so lucky to have the supportive, loving and inspiring people around me that I do, simply just being around them and having them in my life is the nicest thing.
9. What is something that was hard for me at the start of the year but is easy now?
Going to the gym (a public gym), having never stepped foot in a public gym since last year I feel I put it off so much or waited until I was forced to even go near one, where as last week I attended my first gym class completely by myself and actually enjoyed myself!
10. Of the books I read this year, which was my favourite and why?
I hate to say this but I don’t actually think I read a book this year, I’ve not fully read (cover-to-cover) a book, although i have sneak-peaked at a few that are on my ‘to-read’ pile so maybe next year this answer will be a long list.
11. Which person has made the biggest impact in my life this year? Why?
I mean I can’t just pin point one as there has been two major people this year specifically. All my family and friends are the most supportive, loving and caring people in the world and they all have a special place in my heart.
My TWO people who have made the biggest impact have to be my boyfriend (Sam) as we only started dating in February and so our relationship has been the majority of this year. And my best friend (Martyna) who has been there through the ups and downs of this year, riding in my passenger seat of the roller-coaster I’ve been on. So much love for these guys!
12. What could I have done to make this year better?
Cared less what others thought, this would have made my year so much quicker in terms of progress.
13. What three adjectives best describe this year?
Challenging, Exciting and Memorable!
14. Knowing what I know now, if I would travel back in time to the start of 2018,what advice would I give myself?
JUST GO FOR IT!
15. When I consider the rest of my life, what percentage of what I learned this
year do I think will be useful to me?
I have to admit, I learnt a hell of a lot this year and I feel it will all be useful to me, especially as I am still learning and will always still be learning everyday, so I’d say a solid 95% of it.
16. On a scale of 1-10, how have I fared this year?
Ngl, I don’t really fully understand this question, I guess just how well I think 2018 went? I’d say a solid 8 as it was a very challenging year but it was all worth it in the end.
17. Who do I want to celebrate my victories with?
My family and friends, ofc!
18. What are my most important goals for next year?
- Take every opportunity I am given! They might be once in a lifetime!
- Dedicate some me/chill time every week to just relax.
- Appreciate everything.
19. How am I planning on achieving them?
- Even if I’m scared of the outcome, just go for it, who knows what can happen!
- Literally write into my diary/calendar
- This will just be a conscious thinking process mentally.
20. What should I do differently next year?
Just chill, I’m very bad at handling stress in my life, but I’m going to try control this as I feel it’s definitely damaging the rest of things in my life. Generally, I’m just going to appreciate everything and take it a day at a time.
Thank you for reading, and let me know if you choose to take part in this End of Year Self Reflection!