2019 is drawing to a close, and that means not only the end of another year but also the end of the decade. I’m not sure about you, but that makes me feel old … and I’m only nineteen. So much has happened around the world this year and it’s been a roller coaster of experiences for me, and so I thought a nice thing to do would be to take two seconds and reflect back on the year. Until now I don’t think I really gaged the real value of reflecting but now that I am older and wiser (I can practically hear my friends laughing at me as I write this), I think that reflecting back on your past experiences is not only beneficial for learning purposes but also for mental reasons. We forget how much we accomplish over a year and sometimes it feels good to acknowledge all of the fantastic things we have done and experienced. So without further ado, let’s dive back in time and take a gaze back on the whirlwind of a year that has been 2019.
Every year when the calendar starts dwindling in the final days of December, we all start thinking of how we will challenge ourselves when January first rolls around. When we begin a year fresh, we are filled with goals and ambitions. Here is the problem that I seem to find though, and I’m sure that I am not the only one: by the time January is over and either work, school, or university has begun, those goals we set seem to be nothing but a distant memory. However, I have a slightly different approach and attitude towards this and this is the year to stop ditching your goals in the first weeks of January and make 2019 your year!