There’s no one way to categorize or describe my 26th year. Some big things went as planned, others threw me for a complete loop.
Looking back, it went by so fast…
It feels like the culmination of lots of hard work–as a few big projects came to fruition but also, to a close. A beginning and ending at once.
And since it also marked four years since I graduated from Rice and the beginning of my fifth year in Canada, it feels like my “graduation” into the real world. If there ever is such a thing.
- Traveled to Montreal with my sister at the beginning of the year AND met up with her in her hometown at the end of the year.
- Survived and thrived through the transition into a full-time sales role
- Won 6 months straight in an office, instead of cubicle land
- Made my sales target for the first time, on the first try!
- Wrote over 190 pages of content for podcasts, web content, stage plays, and screenplays for Transmission
- Joined the Nelson softball team–and hit solid RBIs all season
- Became a permanent resident of Canada!
- Went purple
- Traveled to Edinburgh’s 2017 Festival Fringe for the premiere of Transmission, the culmination of 3 years of labor on my part
- Saw 25+ shows in addition to Transmission’s 30 separate scenes at said festival
Those were some of the wins. Losses included friends, family, loved ones, plus a sense of belonging in the country of my birth.
It wasn’t a dumpster fire or the best year of my life. It was simply a threshold.
The best part?
I don’t feel like I’m waiting on what happens next. I’m meditating on where I want to be and what I want to make of my future.