I cannot believe it is that time of the year again! The holidays are almost here!
And besides it being a time to celebrate and spend time with your loved ones, it is also a time to reflect on what was this year like for us.
I mean, it’s not just a year that’s ending, it’s a whole decade!! So, we should reflect on the last ten years of our lives, and that’s a lot of time!
But I think it’s worth doing.
Ten years ago, I was very comfortable with a nice administrative job. I made good money, my bosses were great, and although there were times when my work would get me really stressed out, it wasn’t all the time.
I drove to the office and back. The traffic got worse and worse as the years went by and driving like that was literally affecting me physically. I had back pains all the time, driving in that madness got me more stressed than work, which was terrible!
Not everything was terrible, though. I made some of my best friends during that period, friends I’m still in touch with and who are essential in my life.
A decade ago, I never would have thought that I would become not just a freelance translator but an entrepreneur by the end of the decade. If someone had told me that, I would have thought they were crazy!
It’s funny how our lives can change so much in just a few years. Now, I can’t believe I stayed at that job for so long! Yes, it was good and comfy, but it wasn’t fulfilling my career or my life.
When I think about all the good and bad decisions I made in the decade, I don’t regret any of them. I learned from all of them, even the bad ones. They shaped me into the woman I am today.
So, as the holidays get closer and closer, I have nothing but gratitude for where I am today, for having my family’s support and doing what I love the most.
I hope this holiday season is fantastic for you and your loved ones!
This is my last blog post of the year and the decade, so see you in 2020!!
Until then, take care and let me know how you are spending the holidays.