As this will be my last post before the New Year, I figure it would give me time to reflect on the past year.
Flip me, 2018 has been an emotional roller coaster of a ride!
I began the year, excited for a new adventure that awaited me, only to be back home after 4 months following my firing; soon, I got stuck into the hobbies that I love: acting and videography. Some film projects were ready to be picked up when I got home, and soon work on-set as an extra flowed in too.
I lost some friends that I cared about when some people turned their back on myself and a few others, and said some choice things to those friends. As a result, my anxiety went crazy and I had to stay offline for a while. The funny thing was, it was never the people that hurt me, it was those I called friends. Though, shortly after, I moved on thanks to a quote that really helps me in times of stress: “We cannot control the actions of another person or situation, instead we can control how we react”.
My dad got married again (after only telling me a week before I left for South Korea), and the wedding was beautiful. My family got so much bigger, my 2 siblings grew to 5. My friend also got married and reunited a group of us that had not seen each other for years!
I worked in my very first haunted maze for my local gaol, which was fun but very cold and quite dangerous, if my very injured nose as shown on my IG was any indication. Either way, I still met some awesome people during my time there and hope to work with them again.
I joined a basketball team, in which I ended up breaking my foot; just in time for Christmas! Yes, I sadly still have the boot and crutches into the New Year, but it makes life interesting! My mum and I also both got food poisoning a few days before Christmas so we, unfortunately, couldn’t enjoy the amazing food to its full extent. Still a pretty good Christmas.
All-in-all, this year taught me a lot; not just about the world but about myself. I had some serious stresses but also really happy moments too, and I think this year I really fulfilled my resolution. I began the year, wanting to stay abroad for a year to find myself away from family and friends. I didn’t stay away for the full year, but I genuinely believe that I have found who I am. I know what makes me happy, and that is my focus forevermore: my happiness.
Here’s to 2019, and anything it can throw at me!