Looking back at 2018


Where did time go to?  How is this year already over?  I want to remember everything that occurred in 2018, all that I have accomplished, all the struggles that I went through. I am overwhelmed with emotions.

If you have been following my blog, you know that I did not have any new year’s resolutions, I only had 2 words: self-accountability and enthusiasm to motivate me.   Although 2018 was a roller coaster of unplanned events that could’ve put me down; I kept my 2 words.  I did everything with enthusiasm. Even when life gave me all the reasons to be sad, I tried to find joy in the simplest things and kept moving forward.  I took all the missteps as lessons and remained accountable for everything I did.

I have learned a lot.  I have grown so much and was determined to succeed.  I am very blessed to say that I have fulfilled a dream that I was cherishing for the past 10 years. It was not easy but with determination and perseverance, we can do it all

Biggest Lesson learned in 2018

I have realized dreams never die, even when we forget about them.  We may never act on them but they are still buried inside our heart with the hope that one day we will water them and they will bloom like a beautiful flower that brings joy and peace. Mine was restless inside of me for the past 10 years. This year, I gathered courage and strength and just like that, after some trials and errors, my dream became my reality.

As I have said in my several posts, we are our own barrier and often we forget that we are enough to accomplish anything.

I hope you made the most of 2018; and if you did not achieve all of your goals, don’t give up.  You are enough to start over better and stronger.

Wherever you are, I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and all the best in the new year!




  1. It’ s important to have goals in mind and general resolutions too, glad you accomplished what you wanted doing everything with enthusiasm. Wishing you a great holiday time and a fantastic 2019!

  2. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family! I never noticed how fast the years go until having my own children. I didn’t hit all my goals for the year, but I am making plans and ready to rock 2019!

  3. I accomplished a major goal I didn’t even know I had in 2018, so I’d say it was a good year for me. Wishing you all the best for the rest of 2018, and all the best for 2019!

  4. Dreams do keep us going and when we finally accomplish a long held one, it’s magical. I’m happy for you and wish you more joy and success in 2019.

  5. Every year has its own ups and downs. The most important is to stay motivated and never stop chasing our dreams. Dream, Believe, Never give up; The best is yet to come would be my 2019 resolution. Happy Holidays, Happy New Year Marjie!

  6. I love the honesty of this post. I’ve read a lot of “2018 Year in Review”. Most of them are talking about their achievements. The truth is not everyone really achieved their goal last year. It’s important that we encourage one another to be better.

  7. I hope you had a great holiday! I never make resolutions as I prefer to make smaller short term goals. I think resolutions can work for some, but not for everyone. Hears to 2019!

    • Small short term goals are easily achievable, and I agree with you, Diana, we each have our journey, and we should embrace whatever works for us.

  8. Beautifully said and you are so right about dreams never dying!!! Sometimes we spend our lives trying to figure out what we are meant to do, when the dream or answer was with us all along.

    • I am positive that you are going to have a wonderful year in 2019. You are enough and have all it takes to make the year successful!


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