2018 was a bloody good year for me, after a couple of really testing years beforehand where I achieved none of the goals I set myself (other than to just get through each day of 2017 during the eczema fiasco), I actually feel like I got somewhere in 2018.
So here we are, chapter one of 2019, and although I don’t have any really crazy goals there are a few things I want to be able to look back on that are really memorable.
As I write this I’m sat in an empty house, on the floor, awaiting the delivery of the first bits of furniture for my new house. I’m start 2019 with a bang, and moving in with my boyfriend John. We’ve been together a year and both decided it was time to get out of our houseshares and into our own place. So I guess my first goal is to get settled in, adjust to this new and pretty big chapter and make myself a proper home. We’re only renting but I’ll be able to make it much more homely than my little room within a houseshare! John, I apologise now for all the trips to homeware and interiors shops we’re about to make…sorry, not sorry.
Where do I start with this? My blog has kind of fallen off the wagon in the last few months. I had a really busy time at the end of the year performing in a pantomime back in November and starting a little freelance job, so my blog had to take a backseat. This year I want to give you guys content, a lot more content. I’m aiming for once a week, so we’ll see how that goes, please do let me know in the comments what you would like to see from me!
I’m just about coming up to a year on methotrexate and very soon have an appointment with the dermatologist to discuss next steps. It could be time to stop the medication, as it was never going to be a permanent solution, which leaves a very uncertain time ahead, as I have no idea how my skin will react. So my goal is to put all my love and care into my skin, work hard at putting good stuff into my body to give it the nutrients and goodness it needs, and if I do end up back at square one, to look after myself and give myself the time and tools to get better. It’s a scary time, but I know I have the support network around me to get me through it, and having my own house and space will definitely help with that.
Last year I travelled to new and far places, and oh my life I have never felt so good. Solo travelling to Canada was by far the best thing I have ever done and I’m already looking at the year ahead and where I want to go next. My 2019 travel goal is to go to at least two new countries, I’m prioritising where I spend my money to save more for travel so I’m hoping to get in a couple of new places in the next 12 months. Recommendations below please.
I used to love reading, but really haven’t done much of it the last few years, mostly because I’m glued to my phone. So this year I’m going to set myself a challenge of a book per month, I’m currently reading ‘Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine’, so i’m hoping to finish that by the end of January. This challenge will reignite my love for books, and get me away from my phone for a while.
So I guess that’s it for now, nothing too major for this year, but just to enjoy life, keep smiling and look back knowing that the dark place I was in a couple of years back shaped where I am today and I’m feeling happier and stronger than ever.