I feel like it has been so long since I wrote a chatty ‘what’s been going on’ post and I really missed it. Its been a weird time for me, so I’m excited to finally tell you all about it, because so many lovely and supportive people read and comment on this blog and I have felt like I have been very quiet lately and I wanted to check in, pop by and see what everyone is up to.
If we were having coffee together, I would have an iced coffee because it’s so hot in Australia that it’s almost impossible to have a hot drink. I’m a huge fan of cold brew coffee so it would probably be that. In my no buy year I have been cutting out takeaway coffee, so sitting down in a cafe with a coffee is a nice treat for me now.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you about my career, I had been offered my dream job in my ideal field for a company I was really excited to work for. Well, with absolutely no warning, my company was liquidated, and to put it mildly, I was devastated. Not only had I lost my dream job, but I was also ‘unemployed’ for the first time ever. I was at a real loss of what to do, and I wasn’t sure how to handle the kind of failure that I was presented with. It was really hard for me, and I had to take some time to recover before trying to get another job, and I spent a lot of time in serious ‘self-care’ mode, which meant, you guessed it, so much yoga and writing. It was tough, but ultimately I had a great support system around me, and I was able to find another amazing job in my field that I recently started. And so far it has been amazing, I love the people I work with and the actual role is really interesting and fun. I also didn’t really want to mention it because it made me feel really vulnerable and icky, but I’m feeling much better now and I’m looking forward to the future.
If we were having coffee, I would also tell you about my new apartment. At the same time as I lost my job (so you know, I was already pretty stressed out) our apartment (which we rent) went up for sale, and we were under a lot of pressure from the rental agency to move. It was such a tense and stressful time, so in the end, we had to move again. We moved to another apartment in the building, and it was actually a pretty easy and pain free move, and in the end, its actually a bit cheaper with a nicer view so it really turned out for the best.
If we were having coffee, I would gush about all my plans for 2020. After a lot of soul searching, I have decided to pursue my dream and I was accepted into a law degree and I’m going back to school. So in 2020 I will be working full time, and going to school full time, I’m incredibly nervous and excited, because I know it will be a lot of work but I’m pretty excited.
If we were having coffee, I think we would talk about the state of the world. I have been having a really hard time lately, just trying to comprehend the devastating bushfires that are still raging in Australia. I know I have mentioned this in numerous posts, but it has been really hard. Most of the countryside has been burned, the cities are still choked with smoke, and my hometown has burnt down. I have been trying to comprehend the damage and how to move forward but its kind of like sitting in the aftermath of an explosion, while the explosion is still going on. I have been trying to make positive changes in my personal life to try and address it, but the enormity of the damage is hard to even conceptualise. I have been trying to live by the motto ‘you can’t do all the good in the world, but the world needs all the good that you can do”
If we were having coffee, I would tell you about how much I love my blog right now. This blog is one of my favourite things to do and I love reading everyone’s blog posts and reading your comments, I love this positive, happy little community and it been a joy. I want to commit more to this blog, and really focus on improving and growing it, I have big plans to improve and grow this blog and I can’t wait to share it all with you.
If we were having coffee I would also annoy you with photos of my kitten. Lilith is a couple of months old now and being a first-time pet owner has been an adventure. It’s been so much fun to see her little personality come out, learning how to take care of her and this cool Lil munchkin around. She’s been so much fun and learning to be responsible for another living thing has really pulled me out of my funk and helped me to move into a more positive mindset. It’s almost impossible to feel despondent when there’s a little kitten sitting on your lap like a little loaf of bread and purring like a two-stroke motor.
Whats been going on with you? What would your coffee order be? Let me know in the comments!