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Year in Review: 2018 Didn’t Totally Suck

Last year didn’t start off well for me. It was more like Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness than Shiny and Oh So Bright.

I quit a job that payed well because the money wasn’t worth crying every day. I still cried for a month afterward but that was because my bank account was sad also. For a few months, I worked at another crappy job.

In June, I broke my toe and stopped working at factories for forever and ever. It was kind of a blessing. A very painful blessing.

There was more time for blogging, reading and driving my kids every damn place on earth. I did 280 blog posts and approximately 26 posts on BuzzFeed. On a side note, I may have reset my BuzzFeed password about 27 times.

In 2018, I added two sections, Funktober and Cold Case Quest, to keep it interesting around here. The Funktober posts were fun. The Cold Case Quest posts are more serious but it fills some need that I have to make a tiny difference in the world.

Apparently, I took the Goodreads reading challenge super seriously because I kicked its ass. Other years, it has kicked mine. In 2018, I read 38 or 39 books. Most years, my limit has been 15. There are book reviews for most of them on this blog. I read more ebooks this year than ever before. Is it because I can read the kindle in the car without getting carsick? Possibly.

My boyfriend thinks I should tell you what I’ve really been listening to for the last several months. Fine, here is the video that I can’t stop watching. You’re welcome.

I don’t have a plan for the blog for 2019 quite yet. Hopefully, it will be interesting enough. So here’s to another year of blogging, reading and driving my kids every damn place.

Destino’s Year in Review

Looking back over this year, write down three achievements. Three things you feel proud of. Celebrate these.

1. I’m really proud of the work that I’ve done around the blog this year. Thank you WordPress.com stats helper monkeys for preparing a 2014 annual report for this blog. I’m looking forward to another exciting year of blogging.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

2. I received a photo pass for the Mayhem Festival. It was awesome. *Note to self: remember knee-pads or a pillow next time.

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3. I’m also very proud of the interviews that I’ve done this year. You can see them all at the interview page.
https://chasingdestino.com/destinos-interview-with/

4. I have been able to maintain blogging friendships. Thank you to everyone who has not been scared off yet! Stick around for awhile. It’ll be fun. There will be coffee. * Note to self: Buy some coffee and fancy flavored creamer.

http://www.kikki-k.com/blog/cat/journaling-prompts/post/journaling-prompt-363/