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A review of 2018

Last year I found it incredibly difficult to write my yearly review blog post.

2017 was a pretty terrible year for me. I felt broken and completely lost. I was so disconnected from life and my confidence took a massive knock.

This year? Well, this year is completely different. I’ve been so excited to write my yearly review this time around because I’m in a much better place than I was 12 months ago.

The Christmas shopping is done and the presents are wrapped. My “Out of Office is on and I’m back in Shropshire.

I’m ready for Christmas!

December has been a good month for me. I’d been warned that it could be a slow month in terms of business as everyone is more focused on slowing down for Christmas. But actually, to my surprise, it was my busiest and most profitable month this year.

On December 12th 2017 I handed my notice in at my full-time job. 

I quit.

I couldn’t take it anymore. I was so miserable and my mental health was a complete mess. I felt like I was just existing, not actually living.

If there’s one good thing that came out of my CBT sessions last year is that it helped me to realise that my job was the root of my unhappiness. I was undervalued and underappreciated, and my career wasn’t going anywhere.