Finishing 2018

In a few more hours, it will be New Year’s Eve, and the final hours of 2018 will start passing us by. It’s been a long year, filled with comings and goings. Changes of scenery, friendships, arguments, jobs, jobs, and more jobs. Lots of personal growth.

I can’t say for certain if I’m ending my 28th year (my birthday is in January) is ending on a better note than it began on twelve months ago or not. I can’t honestly tell you if I’m a better person or not, but I’d like to think that I’m on the right track. I need to count myself blessed that I haven’t lost anybody close to me. I think I’m one of the few lucky souls to have gone almost three whole decades without losing any friends or family. As I knock on wood for saying that, I do thank God for keeping them alive and well and close to me.

While I don’t know if deep down I’ve matured or not, on a material level I am more of a grown up than I ever have been before. I’m back into a career-level job, I am engaged, I have my own place and no longer living with parents, we have a vehicle, goals we are going to start working on right away, and a family that is already growing thanks to both of my brothers expecting kids in the next few months (one is due in just a couple of days!)

I don’t subscribe to Resolutions the way I used to, but I do have a few personal goals for the year 2019, most of them ones I’ve already started. The human brain and human body don’t know if a certain day is special or not, so what’s the point waiting until January 1 to start something if you can start anytime you want? That’s the way I look at it, anyway.

So all in all, it’s been a good year. I’m hoping the next one is even better.


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