Well it’s almost an end to my 30th year. What would make my perfect ending to this year is Barbara Walters hosting the NYC ball drop, so she can give the 20/20 punch line.
“I’m Barbara Walters and this is 2020.”
Besides that, I don’t need anything else. I’ve achieved what I wanted this year. To summarize my year, show gratitude and practice self-reflection, here are a few things I’m proud for 2020:
- Killing it at work: Coming from an unhappy work environment, I’ve really embraced my new job and boss. Every day, I come into work with a light spirit and bring 120%. The best part for me is sharing my knowledge with my immediate team and the other LATAM branches.
- Killing it as a “parent”: Loki is a handful, and there were times, I questioned why I adopted him in 2018. His possessive nature towards food became a serious problem, especially in a neighborhood where everyone is keen to suing. After some training and some mishaps, we have gotten him under control with food.
- Killing it as a partner: Mr. Lumberjack proposed to me, even though our views on marriage are very unconventional. Although I’m very happy about this proposal, it doesn’t define our already existing relationship. He and I are a team. Nothing became more apparent than his change in jobs and taking care of our puppy. I love that we can rely on each other to pick up where needed.
This year has been all about balance for me. I feel like super woman 80% of the time, and meanwhile, I’m cool as a cucumber. I am forever grateful for this year. Seeing where I was at in 2018, this is the year of resetting life.
To continue this momentum, I am ready to set new and positive goals. I understand there are naysayers to yearly resolutions, because they believe you should always better yourself. However, resolutions are great to maintain focus and to keep track of progress. Let’s get it…
- Wedding of the Year: Mr. Lumberjack and I are going to be 2020 newlyweds. We are planning, paying and DIY-ing a lot on our own. We made a deal to not stick to too many wedding rules, because we don’t want to financially burden any one. It’s a party and our main goal is for every one, especially us, to have a stress-free time.
- PMP Certification: PMP stands for Project Management Professional. In order to take the exam, you need 4,500 hours of project management experience. I’m currently at 3,500+, so this year, I hope to gain the remaining hours. If I complete the requirement in the beginning of the year, I will take the exam and pass.
- Condo Ownership: Mr. Lumberjack and I are tired of paying rent. Our focus is to find the perfect home for at least the next 5 years. We will remain patient and vigilant with our search until our lease expires.
2020 is going to be a very memorable year as Mr. Lumberjack and I hit some major milestones in our lives. Not only will it be a year of self-developement but a year of building a foundation for our family.