Goodbye 2019

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New Year, new blog. Makes sense to me! Let me start by saying hello, I’m Jess. Nice to meet you! This is not going to be an intro blog or anything like that. If you want to know more about what this blog is about then check out my bio. That being said this is not going to be a bookish/writing blog. It is going to be about the coming year and some of the things I’ve learned.

2019 has come and gone and I’ve spent this New Year’s Day feeling reflective on what changes this past year has brought. I’ve had a lot of changes happen in this one year. I’ve gone through four job changes, I’m back in school, my husband and I got a dog (who is currently sitting next to me keeping me company as I write this). We went through car troubles and money troubles. We had some really great times with friends and we also stopped hanging out with people at all (not intentionally and I still want to hang out with all of you that I keep saying I’m going to hang out with. It’ll happen just be patient with me!). We’ve had good and some bad times. We’ve experienced loss and new life. It’s been a crazy whirlwind of a year, but in a way all years seem to go that way.

I’m proud of all I’ve accomplished this year. Just in the last few months of this year, I feel like I met a lot of goals. This was my first year participating in Nano Wrimo (national novel writing month where you write 50,000 words in the month of November for those of you who don’t know what it is). I actually won and reached my goal of 50,000 words which felt a little surreal. I’m still not completely sure how I did it. I’ve continued writing my novel which I’m excited to start talking about once I’ve finished the first rough draft. I’m in the best shape of my life. I’ve been taking a lot of dance classes in college and am taking better care of myself this year than I think I have maybe ever. Making the decision to go back to school was a hard one for me, but I’m so glad that I decided to go back! I’m older than pretty much all of my classmates, which can be hard at times. However, I’m so happy to be back in a school setting that even though it was a super stressful decision at the time, I know it was the right one to make.

This year, I’m not making any resolutions. I’ve made resolutions in the past, but honestly I forget what resolutions I’ve made come March and then we get to the end of the year and I have to go back to my New Year’s blog from the previous year just to remember what they were. Maybe that’s on me. Or maybe making a resolution for a whole year is unrealistic because who knows what’ll change in a few months time. I’m not sure. What I am sure about is this year, the starting of the new decade, is not going to be about promises I make to myself that I forget about in a couple of months. What I am going to do, is continue to strive to be the best version of myself that I can be. I’m going to continue to pursue my dreams and do creative things that make me happy. Sure I’ve got some goals for this year, but I’m going to give myself room to grow and change those goals to fit where I am. Some of them may not happen this year and some of them may not work out which is okay. This year, I’m striving for peace in any of my pursuits in the up coming year.

It’s been a good year and I’m almost sad to see it go. Almost. At the same time, I’m ready for this new year. I’m ready to face the new changes and challenges that this year brings whatever they may be. I’m going to try to be better about hanging out with my wonderful, incredibly patient friends (on line and in person).

With that, goodbye 2019. You were a good year and I’m ready to start this decade off with peace and joy. Happy New Year’s to you and your loved ones!




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