This year has been massive.
I have loved and I have lost, I have worked and been rewarded. I have been blue, oh so blue but now I’m in such a better place.
I wanted to reflect upon this year where so much (but also so little) has happened.
- I started and then deferred my Masters of Clinical Nurse Education
- I have just enrolled instead in my Post Graduate Honours (Acute Care Nursing) degree (2018 here we come!)
- I had a wonderful relationship with a wonderful person that was just not at the right time.
- I travelled to Spain and Portugal with my Dad, a kind of goodbye to solo family holidays and a celebration of the best man I know turning 60.
- A job as a staffing co-ordinator which I hated and dreamt of being back on the wards again (which I ended up going back to my beloved general medicine) – it gave me a whole new perspective of the hospital
- A first wedding anniversary for my beloved brother and his beautiful wife
- turning 28
- making new friends, saying goodbye toxic friends
- losing my appendix and then gaining weight
- dealing with new found body image issues (scars on my abdomen)
- flings with flirty physiotherapists
- tinder dates that would tire your eyes
- reality of my darling dog, Millie growing old (I got her when I was 15)
- becoming more of the person I hope to be
- being a better friend
- not losing touch with those who just need some space, then finally reconnecting with them
- finding so much musical bliss
- accepting that I am who I am
- acknowledging my anxiety triggers
- freaking out about my ticking biological clock
- crushing on ridiculous people
- being proud to be Australian and a part of making the “YES” vote count
- being a daughter, sister, and friend who is loved unconditionally
Thank you, 2017. You have taught me so much about myself and those I adore. It has certainly not been easy but I’m still here and we’re still here and we’ve GOT this!