2018: My Year in Review

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Wow, I’m always in a state of shock at the end of the year. Seriously, where did all these months go? Wasn’t it just January? Maybe it’s just me, but these years are just flying by. I don’t feel like I experienced any monumental changes this year. This must mean I need to find some crazy things to try in 2019, right?

In 2018, I felt like I was more or less stuck in a rut. I was working long hours in food service jobs that didn’t challenge me or allow me to acquire new skills. I believe there’s a saying that essentially states that if you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re not going to learn anything or improve yourself; it’s true. These were jobs that were easy but didn’t pay enough to live on (hence why I had two) and weren’t very meaningful to me. I’m glad that I’m no longer stuck in those, but at the same time, I’m still unsure of what to do next. I guess that’s what I’ll have to work hard to figure out in 2019!

Anyways, before I go ahead and start planning for 2019, I wanted to revisit my favorite and least favorite aspects of 2018.

Highs

Played in World Cup for the First Time

I played quidditch since I was a freshman in college, and I attended many national tournaments as a fan/volunteer. This time, I was able to attend as a player! It was exciting, even though my team ended up losing all of our games. This was also my first time visiting Texas, so it was fun to explore the area when we weren’t playing.

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Adopted Scooby

In 2018, I introduced this cute little guy into my life. I saw him online, met him in person, and adopted him. I can never rave about him enough; he’s such a loveable little goofball. I’m glad I decided to rescue him and bring him into my family!

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Got a Bid at Regionals for 2019 Nationals

For the 2018 nationals that I mentioned earlier in this post, my team had gotten an at-large bid to attend the tournament, which meant we had to fulfil certain game requirements and rank higher than other community teams when it came to the at-large bid selection process right before nationals (our regionals were a muddy disaster that year). When my team traveled to Maryland this year for our regionals, however, we came in third place which was enough to give us a bid right away! This way, we won’t have to worry about qualifying for an at-large bid later in the season! I’m really hoping I can get my life in order enough to save up for the 2019 nationals trip, which will be in Texas again!

Infinity War

Is this a high or a low? I’m not quite sure, so I included it with the positive things about my year. This movie certainly messed me up emotionally. Because of this, it’s the most memorable movie I’ve seen in theaters in 2018. I’m patiently waiting for End Game to destroy me next year, but until then I can rewatch this one. The main thing I dislike about comics is that I have to wait until the next issue to see what happens. This basically happened in movie form. Thanks, Infinity War.

Lows

My Grandmother Passed Away

My grandma passed away on my dad’s birthday last January. While I wasn’t close to her, it was still sad to hear. It just makes me wish that I’d been closer and had gotten more of a chance to get to know her. At least I was able to attend her funeral and see other relatives that I rarely visit.

Evicted from My Apartment 

Moving is some serious work. Shortly after moving into my new apartment, Hurricane Florence struck the town I was living in and damaged my apartment building. Thankfully, all of my things were fine, but the roof of my building had some water damage (seriously, the ceiling in the corridor between apartments was so low). This led me to move back in with my parents. This certainly has had both positive and negative aspects to it. I love being independent, so it’s been difficult depending on my parents for everything.

Favorite Reads

  • I hope this reaches her in time by R.H. Sin
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
  • Elena Vanishing by Elena Dunkle
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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How was your year? Any favorite parts?

3 thoughts on “2018: My Year in Review

  1. This post gave me a few ideas for my own post coming up on this topic!

    I didn’t realize Quiddich was still as competitive as it is and that people traveled around for it… that’s cool! I also feel like I was stuck in a rut career-wise in 2018. Hopefully 2019 will be better for the both of us.

    – Jackie

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    • That’s awesome, I can’t wait to see your post! And yeah, I really love quidditch lol. I love sports and it’s a fun community to meet people. They actually even have a few different leagues too. And yes, hopefully 2019 will be a good year for us!

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