I knew 2018 was gonna be big. We got married in 2017 and kinda postponed any sort of big life changes like moving somewhere knew because I was struggling with my mental health.
WE MOVED ACROSS THE COUNTRY
I’m going to address the elephant in the room cuz she’s a big girl. At the beginning of 2018 we found out my job kinda wasn’t going to be a job anymore and that freaked me the fuck out initially. Through all the stresses I decided that I was going to listen to the universe and suck it up. And the universe lead us to Darwin one sweaty weekend in March having meetings with prospective employers.
Alot of people would say moving across the country is one of the scariest things you’ll ever do and tbh, I don’t want to brag, but I never felt scared. Deep within me I could feel it was the right decision. Kinda like last week when I feel when I made the choice to have cereal for dinner on a Friday night. It just felt right.
But I don’t want to downplay just how massive it was.
It was huge. We moved up with absolutely nothing. A fridge and a washing machine and some personal belongings. That was about it. I never worried about that kind of thing because I knew the tangible belongings would work out and could be replaced in time. And that’s what we did. It took months, cuz guys we aren’t made of money, but we bloody did it. And I’m so proud of us!
I BECAME AN INDEPENDENT GAL SURIVING FIFO WORK
Look I’d be lying if I said that prior to moving here I did the housework – cuz I didn’t. And before you get your knickers in a twist it’s not cuz I’m a lazy motherfucker. It’s because I worked most days of the week whereas Noons had weekends off so he would take care of the washing, vacuuming etc and Noons loves doing the dishes and alot that sort of junk cuz he is bit OCD… Anyways, obviously when Noons was away for a month at a time I had to put my big girl panties on and learn how to make a bed. Yep lads, there were some tough times of missing Noons company and crying while I had to get a lizard from inside outside lol.
There is no denying FIFO work is fucking hard and takes months to adjust too but I survived! We aren’t divorced and all is well.
I GOT MY LICENSE
I feel like I never got to enjoy this achievement because lol as usual I did this with a ridiculous month turn around before we drove our two cars to Darwin. I’m not even sure I told y’all that I got my license. Anyways I did. For me, that was a huge achievement because I’ve always had this anxiety around driving and transportation so kudos to this gal eh. Tbh I’m still not a huge fan of driving like if I got rich the first thing I would do is employee a full time chauffeur….
I LISTEN TO MY BRAIN AND MY BODY
Probably the things I’m most proud of is the fact that throughout the huge rollercoaster ride life was this year I have listened to what I needed to do for me. At times, it’s meant I have been selfish and not gone to events with friends or let go of the extra income the blog supplemented us with because I couldn’t handle the extra the added stress. And it hasn’t been easy! Don’t get me wrong I kicked and screamed (not literally) about letting go of blogging jobs but at the end of the day I just couldn’t work to the best of my potential for those clients in the very little time I have working on this space now.
Instead of taking time to start reading again, morning walks with Simba are non-negotiable and I don’t put pressure on myself to upload everyday on Instagram. It’s real nice.
So 2018, you were big and sometimes fucking terrifying but here is too the #MEMS
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