More than a type of posts everyone likes to write at the end of each year, I think it’s really important for each one of us to think back on our year. It’s important to recall the good memories, the changes but also the bad experiences. With each year, you learn and grow from your mistakes and without taking some to remember, you can’t do any of that.
Finishing another year is a massive accomplishment, some people didn’t have that chance. Please make sure to realize how lucky you are. Just reading this blog proves you have access to a computer or a smartphone, you have access to electricity. Through these past 366 days, you have a lot to reminisce about and it’s nice to draw some conclusions.
In 2016 I had the chance to move house, and left Paris for the countryside. The change has been quite extreme: I went from the Métro to the local bus, and my hypermarket turned into an organic farm. My days are slower and surprisingly enough more fulfilling than ever. I’m productive, I’m creative and most importantly I love what I do. I’m able to plan my days more efficiently and at the end of the day I don’t feel as exhausted as I used to in the city.
My business grew into something I really like as I spent many months working on it, planning and scheduling. I launched my shop, I run this blog, and the love I receive is huge. I managed to gather quite a lot of readers, and the audience is engaged.
I take this as an opportunity to thank you all for your support. It means a lot to me, and I’m so glad to share content you appreciate and share. Running a blog takes time and to see you coming back is the best gift you could ever give me.
For 2017, some of my goals are obviously work related and I cannot wait to keep growing this community. NinetyCo is a business I’m willing to work a lot for and soon enough I’m about to reveal a new feature. I honestly can’t wait for you to learn more about it and I hope you’ll be as excited as I am. I also wish for you to still support this blog and my business next year, and I look forward reading your own adventures.
In my personal life, I plan on spending more time with my loved ones. Working like crazy has taken a tool on my relationships, and unfortunately this is a side effect of freelancing a few people talk about. Being an entrepreneur means working a lot, and finishing a project means not seeing your friends for a few weeks.
I also intend to care of my health: to eat better and to workout more. Since I moved, I do walk a lot more than I used to but running or doing some yoga could also be a great habit to take.
All in all, I just hope for 2017 to be rewarding, fulfilling and way less cruel than 2016. This last wish doesn’t only depend on me, but if each one of us can do a little something, it can change the world for the better. Be more kind, be helpful, be humble, donate to people who need it, support minorities, etc. I encourage you to take care of the people who need it the most.