2018 top 9! How can one possibly contain a years worth of memories in a handful of squares? At the beginning of the year, I identified 12 core value words with my psychologist which became a guiding force for the reality that I created for myself. What were the defining words of 2018 that shaped you?
I started a new job after almost 9 years at my last one. This was huge for me. I recognized the inherent need to grow in a new direction, to expand my capabilities, and to try something new and outside of my everyday normal. Living my core values of CHANGE and TRUTH.
I shared more about my mental heath and anxiety journey on my blog, and went on medication which was big and scary and so very worth it. I opened up to my family and friends about my experience and leaned on them for support. Living my core values of OPENNESS, UNDERSTANDING and SELF EXPRESSION.
I spent time with loved ones exploring #yeg, including the corn maze, streetcar, AGA, RAM, Whyte Avenue, Highlands, 124 St, the River Valley, Funicular, new-to-me walking trails, dog parks, and festivals. Walking around this incredible city with a fresh perspective and warm company led to a full heart. Living my core values of FRIENDSHIP, FAMILY, and LOVE.
I adventured to vineyards in Kelowna, watched dance in Calgary, snowshoed in the Edmonton River Valley, ice walked in Jasper, camped and Nordic Spa’d and climbed (2!) mountains in Kananaskis and Banff, relaxed with friends in Canmore, dinosaur day tripped in Drumheller, and celebrated a wedding in BC. Living my core values of ADVENTURE and FUN.
Lastly, my two core values that I felt were missing from 2018, that I’m very intentionally going to focus on this year, are CREATIVITY and IMAGINATION. It’s time to rekindle the fire.