The Difference A Year Can Make

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Well, well, well…guess who’s back?!

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Y’know…in case you didn’t get it already.

That’s right ladies and gents, I’m back, I’m blogging and I am better than ever!

A little over a year ago I began this blog as a way to find some routine and normality during what was a chaotic few months. I had been made redundant from my job of 5 years and along with the regular feelings of anxiety and self-doubt that I was already experiencing came a new level of scared and stressed. Fear of the unknown took over my ability to see things in a positive light. But writing posts on this blog managed to calm me and helped me see the broader picture: that Everything Was Going To Be Alright.

Soon enough, I found a new job with amazing people who pushed me to speak up more and challenged me to put myself out there again in a way that I had never really done before. Before long, my confidence grew – I knew what I was capable of and knew that what I had been doing for the past 5 years was just a test for the year ahead. I never realised how stagnant I was in my job and how little growth I had until I started a new chapter, looked back and re-evaluated everything I thought I knew about my life and myself as a person.

Back in October I had a special birthday brunch with my old workmates. It was a beautiful morning and just as we were all saying goodbye to each other, a few of my ex-coworkers remarked on how confident I had become within myself and among others. It wasn’t until that moment that I realised what a blessing it had been to be let go from my job all those months ago. It lead me to a new sense of purpose and a new level of inner peace that I hadn’t felt in many years.

October was 5 months ago and now, here I am. I’m still at the same job, working in a new department with a bunch of incredibly strong, funny and caring women. These women look out for each other – I am yet to see any of them turn on each other during stressful moments (trust me, there have been some stressful moments!) – and they inspire me to also be a better, stronger, more powerful woman.

My goals for 2017 include moving out of my childhood home, purchasing an upgrade to my current car, travel more to my favourite places around AustraliaΒ (America/Europe/The UK will have to wait for the time being), make more time for my friends…and to continue learning that I cannot change people’s reactions towards others. The only thing I can do is be conscious of my reactions towards others.

I want my writing to reach more of you this year and to find others to talk with about the things I deal with. I want to write more about my own experiences as well as incorporate my love of storytelling and reviewing of entertainment into my posts.

So, you never really know what you’re going to get from me this year. I can only promise that I will try to be truthful with my words – after all, words are all I have for you all.

Looking forward to whatever 2017 brings. If you want to talk some more, visit me over on my Twitter, Instagram or find me on Snapchat (username: melissapisan).

Let’s make 2017 better than we ever imagined!

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