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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.

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.

Little Victories July & August 2018 | empfire.info

And just like that, the summer of ’18 is (pretty much) over.

Although I’m sad that the weather has taken a turn for the worse and that autumn is rapidly approaching, I’m also grateful for such an incredible summer.

The weather was glorious, England did alright at the World Cup, I went to two incredible concerts, Tyrone sailed around the Baltic for two weeks, and we actually managed to have three barbecues. Yes, three!