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. WAIT WHAT? DID I JUST SEE… A SHORT POST?! FROM MAY THE MANGO QUEEN?! *gasps* Wow. Just… wow.
    While all of the first things sound amazing (I’m so so happy for you! Especially figuring out your sexuality + gender 😊)the next few things are really terrible. I’m sorry to hear your mental health has been particularly bad this year… AND THE DREADED LICE. THREE TIMES?! That must be some sort of world record (not a good one though!).
    Here’s to better things in 2019! Rhi xxx

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    1. Ahaha yeah, I’m as shocked as you are!! And thank you so much! ❤ Yeah, a lot of the negatives of the year are really not great, but I just have to keep looking at the year positively! And well technically, the second time I got lice was from when I didn't get rid of it properly the first time… but I still count it 😂 I hope you have a fantastic 2019 as well!!

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  2. I love the fact that you had so many positive things and so few negatives! It made me smile, I’m so happy for you!
    I feel you with the mental health and not taking care of yourself, I had the same issue this year, I hope it’s better for you next year. And lice THREE TIMeS?! That’s insane! I hope next year is lice free for you!
    xo

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    1. Thank you! I tried to come up with more positives than negatives, though honestly I really couldn’t come up with any more cons ❤

      And oh, I hope your mental health and self care get better next year as well! And thank you so much, I hope 2019 is lice free for me as well 😅

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  3. Ahh I can’t believe it’s a few days until christmas and new year! This year has been a really bad year for my physical and mental health too, I’ve been getting sick a lot and feeling anxious about a lot of things. Buuut! I got a puppy this year, so there’s that ❤

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  4. I’m actually so proud of you??? I want you to take better care of yourself but you’ve done great this year you should be extremely proud! It’s really not easy to go out and interact with people. I wanted to do that this year but I didn’t… like at all. LICE AGAIN???? WHAT.

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  5. I know I haven’t spoken to you in forever and a half. But, if you see this, I just want you to know that you will always have a friend in me. I will always be your silent cheerleader and supporter on the sidelines. I know from the moment I met you that you were meant for great things.Whenever you need someone, just know that my phone is always by side. Always remember, I’m proud of you and I’m here for you.

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  6. May ah I’m so happy and so proud of everything you’ve done and accomplished this year, that’s incredible ❤ It's been so good chatting with you and I really hope this continues in 2019 and for all the years to come as well. Take care of yourself, I know how hard self-care can be and how easily it can fall on the side, too. I hope you'll be able to do more next year for yourself, you deserve it ❤

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  7. WHOOO Congrats on getting through the year!! and omg “everything about american politics” is so real…especially with the possible government shutdown. My head hurts just thinking about it. I’m so happy for all that you’ve accomplished this year! So much personal growth ❤ I hope you take the time for self-care next year and find time to invest in your blog too, but definitely put yourself and your mental health first no matter what. BEST WISHES ❤ 🙂

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  8. May, I related sosososo much to your list! 2018 was also a year of growing as a person and figuring out more about my sexuality: I’m still not 100% set on it, but it’s freeing when you get the chance to name something you’ve been feeling for so long. I admit I also haven’t been the best in taking care of myself this year, which is probably why 2018 was so hard for me, mental-health wise. Hopefully, we’ll be able to take care of ourselves more & 2019 will be a better year for all of us! ❤ Wishing you all the luck in figuring things out in the new year!

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  9. you are so powerful and strong and you’ve had such an impressive year and i hope 2019 is kinder to you but i know if it isn’t you can handle it!! i love you!!!!

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  10. It seems like you had a lot more positives than negatives this year May, which is brilliant. Obviously it would have been amazing if you’d had no negatives (can you even imagine that?) but I guess none of our years can be all positives with no negatives. 🙂 Writing anything is always a positive, and I didn’t win NaNoWriMo either but I was still happy with what I’ve written this year. Also I’ll be looking forwards to hearing more about your favourite 2018 reads, I’m sure there are some brilliant books on there, and you’ll probably end up adding loads to my TBR list as well. 🙂 ❤

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  11. Honestly, I’m just so happy for you…about everything!! 2018 has felt like so much stress, and bad mental health literally sucks because most of the time you don’t even know WHY you’re feeling so rubbish, but you are and it’s the worst. I genuinely want to say thank you for helping me through my strange moods and moments when I needed to vent, even though you might have not been in the best place yourself. Please take care of yourself, and i’m not just saying that. Your sleep is so important, and so is drinking water, and so is doing things you love and trying to stress less! Honestly, i wish I cared about my grades more? Because I feel so demotivated, I convince myself that I don’t care about grades when I really do. But also marks on a test don’t define self-worth and I really want to get rid of that mentality that I have about myself. I actually don’t know about blogging anymore – I feel like quitting forever instead of being on this strange sort of hiatus where I upload once every two months. either, I want to start back up again, bursting with ideas and posts – or i just quit completely. I’m really not sure what I’ll do. I’m so excited for the rest of this series, your posts genuinely are so much fun to read!!

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  12. so so glad you had so many amazing moments to flail over!! And just like being more comfortable as YOU is something that’s so important and I’m so happy for you ! 💖I definitely relate to the bad mental health year aaaand not doing as much blogging as would have liked. I’m determined to turn that around next year lmao. There is just not enough time to do everything!! anyway here’s to hoping you have a nice christmas holiday season *flails*!

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  13. Oh my, lice three times? I would’ve died. But I’m so glad you had a (mostly) great year and awesome about dance ❤ I definitely haven't blogged nearly as much as I would've liked and mental health was average (somehow, both better and worse than the past two years? if that makes any sense at all?) but I guess now we'll just have to see what happens next year 🙂

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  14. I definitely hope, without a doubt, that 2019 is a better year for you! I’m glad you got to figure out so many things about yourself and your life though! That’s amazing and worth the biggest applause EVER so *I’m clapping, all the way in small, tiny Belgium okay*.

    Here’s to you finding yourself even MORE so in 2019!

    And fkqdfjm those lice. It’s been years since I had them the last time but it’s absolutely freaking horrible and I totally get you wanting to shave your hair off should you get them again. [I also discovered that coloring my hair with products from the store myself killed the bastards off immediately. No specific anti-lice stuff. Simply coloring my hair? It’s weird but it HELPED thankfully.]

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