2018 has been another wild year. It’s one of those years that has flown by. I feel like as you get older time goes faster. I remember being a child and my grandparents would say “Enjoy this time because soon time will go so fast.” I never really understood what they meant by it until now. Yes time consists of seconds, minutes, hours and days but as you will know some days seem to go faster than others but years just keep getting faster. We are so busy with our day to day lives it isn’t often that we take a moment to reflect. While it’s important to note where we are heading I think it’s just as important to be thankful for where you have come from.
One word that springs to mind when I think of 2018 is opportunity. There have been plenty of opportunities. Interviewing some of my favourite artists, attending the MTV EMAs in Spain, taking about my favourite thing (music) every night and most importantly all the priceless memories I made with the most important people in my life, family and friends. There have been countless other opportunities but I won’t bore you with all the details. For every opportunity that comes you way remember you have worked hard. You deserve every opportunity that presents itself. Take a moment to reflect on the hard work you have done and what you have achieved. It is important to celebrate your successes. 2019 Will provide plenty more opportunities don’t be afraid to say yes. Try new things, step outside your comfort zone and most importantly believe in yourself.
Friendships have been prominent in 2018. Friends come and go. I think we are at an age where a lot is changing in our own lives. It’s the time that people are getting married, starting families going travelling or buying houses. Not saying you have to be doing these things but definitely in my friend circle there is a lot of that going on. We each move through life at our own pace. Things happen at different times for different people. When my sister was my age she was getting married. I haven’t yet met the person that I will spend the rest of my life with and that’s totally fine. We all move in our own way at our own pace. I often think back to the days of being at school. When you’re at school you’re a small fish in a big pool. There’s a real mix of people and skills but you all have one thing in common, you’re forced to be there. If you move on to tertiary education you choose a course or degree which is the course or degree that your classmates have chosen. You’re automatically surrounded by people with similar interests or skills as you. It’s a lot easier to make friends because you’ve already got some common ground. I think as time goes on you become more confident. You know you’ve got the skills to do your job. You’ve got a great group of people around you and you actually start to back yourself. One of the most liberating feelings is understanding that friends come and go. As you grow the people around you are growing too. It’s impossible for people to grow at the same rate and with that you will notice some friendships growing and others fading. I mentioned before about how time is going so quickly which means we have to be careful how we spend our time. Spend time with the people who bring out the best in you. It’s important to welcome diversity into your world but it’s also ok to cut out any negativity. Like seasons friends will come and go, when a friendship does end remember it for the good times you shared let go of negativity and focus your time into the healthy loving friendships you have. Each year that we live we grow so much. You will grow and gravitate towards some people and away from others.
The law of attraction is something that I have been thinking a lot about this year. I used to laugh when people would say “put it out to the universe” but now I understand the power of it. Travel was something I really wanted to do this year but financially it wasn’t something that I could afford. I managed to make 3 trips possible. I went to Canada with my family using airpoints to pay for the flights. The other 2 trips I did were for work. One to Sydney where Warner Music sent me to interview Alec Benjamin and the other to the MTV EMAs in Spain where I was able to spend some time in London before the awards. While I would have been super happy with even just one overseas trip this year it just goes to show how much power there is in the law of attraction. If there is something you want to do put it out to the universe and the universe will provide. It might not happen straight away but trust in it and it will happen. I wasn’t in the best place mentally this time last year and it’s been something I have been super conscious about all year. I didn’t want to get back to such a negative mental space so I put it out to the universe and I can confirm I am 10 x happier than I was this time last year. You might not be a spiritual person and to be honest I never thought I was either but after this year I’ve realised spirituality comes in more forms than just yoga and meditation. If there is something that you want to attract into your life first you need to identify what it is that you want. First internalise it think about what it is that you want, why you want it and then think about the steps you can take to make that happen. I find writing lists super helpful. Plan the steps you can take to make what ever it is that you desire a reality in your life. Be specific. It’s one thing wanting to travel. Think about where you want to go, how long you’d like to spend there and the things you want to do on the trip. The mind is more powerful than you think. No idea is out of reach.
2019 comes with it’s own set of adventures, it’s own opportunities, friendships and who knows what else. Take every opportunity that presents itself. Be confident in the skills that you have, the progress that you’ve made and the work that you will do. Think about what it is that you want to achieve in the next year. It doesn’t have to be colossal it can be as simple as spending more time organising things so that you can be more productive. Life is busy be kind to yourself, be kind to the people around you and remember that even on your worst day there is still something to be thankful for. It’s up to you to decide what it is that you are thankful for. I hope 2019 is the best year of your life so far. I look forward to sharing many more memories with you and look forward to seeing all the adventures you get up to too.