Goodbye 2018: My Most Favorite and Least Favorite Moments of the Year!

So, it’s the end of the year, which means…

A bunch of year-end wrap-up posts that I couldn’t be more excited about!

This is the first post in my series Goodbye 2018, and I always enjoy writing up these types of posts! They’re so much fun for me and I love reflecting over the year and it makes me nostalgic, I guess.

Today, I’ll be talking about my favorite and least favorite moments of the year. Might get a little sappy, might get a little depressed. Maybe both. Who knows.

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FAVORITE MOMENTS

  • Growing a lot as a person. This is kind of vague, and it’s meant to be, because I think I’ve just went through a lot of growth this year, and all for the better. I’m proud of who I am and who I’m becoming and I feel like growing was a big part of my year.
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  • Figuring out my sexuality and gender! I’m not completely comfortable talking about it openly yet, since I have this paranoia that an irl person will find my blog and discover this, but it’s still important to me and worth mentioning!
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  • Reading books that I’ll always remember. 2017’s favorite books list wasn’t that memorable, I can’t even tell you more than half the books on it. But 2018’s favorite books list? So good. And even beyond my favorites of the year, I’ve read so many amazing books this year and I’m so happy about it.
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  • Being more social in real life! I’ve hung out a lot more with friends and actually talked to them more outside of school (which was weirdly an issue for me). I think I’m starting to isolate myself less and less and make the efforts to go out with people and it makes me really happy and proud of myself, though my introverted self needs a break every now and then!
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  • And also making more friends online! I have so many supportive friends online, and talking to them makes me genuinely so happy. I’ve become closer with friends from last year, made new friends I’m so blessed to have, and just appreciate everyone here a lot!

 

  • Going to Japan and Thailand! I have a lot of fun traveling to different places, whether it’s a foreign place like Japan or a familiar place like Thailand. Japan was so much fun to sightsee, and I loved going back to Thailand to be immersed in the culture again and hang out with family!
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  • Writing stuff! Maybe I didn’t win NaNoWriMo, and maybe I didn’t write as much this year as I have other years, but I’m so happy I managed to actually write some things, and things I’m proud of, especially with everything else going on in my life.
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  • Stressing less about grades! This is recent, with the new school year, but I am SO so proud of myself for not freaking out about grades. Because I make amazing grades! And I’ve failed to recognize that because of unbelievable standards I put on myself! So I am proud of it all, because I’ve realized that truly, stressing myself out over grades is so not worth it.
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  • Dance! I’ve never really thought of myself as a great dancer, but I feel like I’ve improved so much and pushed myself beyond my levels of comfortableness (since I’ve always been shy when I dance) and I’m so proud? And I’ve just fallen more in love with it this year and it makes me happy!

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LEAST FAVORITE MOMENTS

  • Having… really bad mental health. This is probably the worst thing about 2018 for me, because it drained me and made it so hard to just live. It would range from feeling numb, to feeling unexplainably sad, to having no motivation to do anything, to feeling overwhelmed, to having breakdowns.
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  • Slacking a lot on blogging. I think if I had to write a list of biggest regrets of the year, this would be included. I feel so horrible about how I’ve neglected the blogs I’m following, the people who comment on my posts—this whole community. It’s something I’m definitely planning on changing in the new year, but the fact that I didn’t interact a lot this year blogging-wise makes me so sad.
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  • Not taking proper care of myself. I didn’t drink enough water, I didn’t get enough sleep, I didn’t eat the right foods—I basically really didn’t take enough care of myself this year. And while I do think I did indulge in self-care at some points, it definitely wasn’t enough.
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  • Literally… everything about American politics? We got some amazing people with the midterm elections, but I’m just. so tired of what this administration is doing to the country, and I’ll be tired of it every year until something changes. That’s all I’ll say about this.
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  • Getting lice. I got lice THREE TIMES this year (yes I got it again this month and you should all cry for me) and it’s one of the most unpleasant experiences I’ve had in my life and I would not wish it on anybody else. I swear to god if I get it again I will shave my hair off. No joke.

shall we chat

this is so fantastically short (enjoy it while you can)!! what were some of your favorite moments of the year? your least favorites? did you get to go anywhere exciting? and did you take care of yourself this year???

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25 thoughts on “Goodbye 2018: My Most Favorite and Least Favorite Moments of the Year!

  1. oh my god I can’t believe I never commented on this?? Japan and Thailand sounded so fun!! and I really hope you get more of a chance to focus on your mental health and self-care this semester <3 <3

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