In a few days, I’ll celebrate another Earth Strong Day! As I look back on the past year, my thoughts are very much dominated by the types of fires I’ve had to put out. Fires, I never thought would come to my door. While most have been smothered, a few are still smouldering. I’m used to it, just another day, on the wild ride, that is my life.
Another year in life’s journey has come upon me. I wonder what adventures, trials, and ridiculously happy moments will come my way. How will the next year play out for me?
While the struggles are being slowly filed away in the recesses of my mind, the idea came about to record the happy, wholesome, and fabulous memories of the previous year.
Ten, twenty, forty years from now, if I’m still walking the earth, I will look over these posts, laugh, shake my head and say “What a bloody amazing ride that was”! It’s been a year of many firsts, and there is so much more waiting for me.
In no particular order, below are some of the notable highlights of the past year:
I got trusted with my first credit card with a sizeable limit, which have been increased twice.
First time being asked to help represent my company at an Employment Assessment Day!
Interviewed for two roles at a company, got offered both, and had to choose!
First retreat in Devon.
Met Ann Lewin, and got an autographed copy of “Watching for the Kingfisher”
Helped to man a stall, and raise funds for a charity at Bristol’s Nature Festival.
The unknown strangers who took care of me, the morning of my collision.
Helped to make history, while working on a four month contract. My colleague and I brought in more revenue, over the same time period, when compared to the previous five employees! Our efforts were recognized in the annual AGM.
Became the first employee to bring in a total of six job outcomes for the same company above.
New car insurer accepted my no claims certificate from the USA, saving me a bundle.
The sweet flat in Fishponds.
Three different summer festivals in one year.
Plug and Drive Gold Standard driver…which led to insurance discount.
Arcadia Spectacular with Jenny (show of year).
First contents insurance policy.
A year of BOGO cinema tickets.
Attended a Dreamboys show (no apologies here).
First epic Three Cities /6 days holiday, and all the famous landmarks (Geneva, Berlin, and Paris).
First cable car ride 1100m up Mt Saleve.
During my epic holiday, I got off the bus in Geneva, crossed the street, and entered France.
Secured a permanent role in July 2015, and within three months, I achieved Gold Medal Performance Winner for meeting and exceeding my targets.
Saw Boys II Men in concert (and secured tickets to Nelly and Jeremih)
Finally found a sector I LOVE.
I’ve read over 25 books in the past year (including E books, and the reading frenzy started in Jan this year)
Finally, sorted a Will!
Student Loan sorted
First Vintage Fair.
Clubbing, twice in one month.
When a Manager says: “I hope you never leave”
First Masquerade ball NYE party!
First professional photo shoot, and registration with a modelling agency!
Visited Alice’s (Alice in Wonderland) Sweet Shop.
My cousin has begun illustrating the cover of my next book.
Became Reiki Level II Certified.
Completed Life Coach Training.
Naturally, the good has outweighed the bad. Bring on the next year. I hope your year is even more amazing!
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