So, I am fast approaching my 24th year. Usually i have mixed feelings at around this time. I mean, I’m i really happy I’m older? Don’t get me wrong, it is nice that you get live to the next year but then the realization that you have hit another year is, well, intense.
I also like to make my resolutions on my birthday but since this year ill be head deep in exams, i decided to get an early start. So ill try do my usual birthday post right now. First, good grief..this year has flown so fast it feels like a preview and honestly, i have felt the existential dread creep in far too many times this year.
Anyway, flipping through this year, I’ve had new experiences without a doubt. Starting work was something. Heck, it was probably the biggest highlight of the year and even though sometimes i feel like i still don’t know what i am doing, i always show up. Which is the second something I’ve learnt. Always show up. Even when you don’t feel like, get your ass off whatever you are doing, wear your pretty dress and shoes and whatever makes you happy, but do show up. You’ll be happier you did.
Navigating relationships personally and at work has been challenging but i love me a good challenge. Getting out of my shell has been pretty cool so i can take that with me to next year.
I have also found that help comes from where you least expect it and that weak ties can prove to be very strong. So yes, building on those networks might get you further along than what you had put your hopes on.
This is a mini post before i run to potentially fry off my brain. If i do, at least ill have these bits to remember, if i don’t, ill come back make a proper one..