2015, eh? Sure. I guess I can get on board with that. Some people find it tedious to set goals and resolutions year after year, but I always look forward to it. Even if I don’t end up crossing everything off my list, at least I took the time to work towards something. At the beginning of 2014 I blogged about how it will be the year that everything changes, and it was. Last year I made the transition from having a job, to starting a career. I’ve been interested in event planning for a long time, and I was lucky enough to get hired by Events by Emma to plan galas, company holiday parties, and weddings. And let me tell you, those weddings were a lot of work, but still enjoyable to coordinate.
The experience I gained from my first big-girl job led me to an even bigger transition, a job opportunity in Alberta. I’ve always known I wanted to move out of Winnipeg eventually, and although I’ve been to Calgary several times to visit my cousin, Alberta wasn’t really on my radar. But a job opening for an event planner at a college came across my path. It was a scary leap to take, but I promised myself that I would have more adventures, and this felt like one that needed to happen.
So yes, 2014 was the year everything changed. I know big changes are going to continue to happen for years to come, and I’m looking forward to it! Last year I decided to assign a theme or title to each upcoming year; last year’s theme was Getting Shit Done. This year…is the year of: The Upgrade. 2015 is the year I’m going to spend a lot of time working on myself, and building my future. I mean, I’m pretty cool and all, but one can always be cooler. Here’s a few items on this year’s upgrade list:
- Portfolio – One of the reasons I accepted the new job in Alberta is because it allows a lot of room for creativity and initiative. Event planning is the main part of my job, but I also get the chance to dabble in marketing and social media.
- Health – My health can definitely use an improvement. Every year I plan to make big changes in my diet and exercise routine, but these changes tend to fall by the wayside. Not this year! Tomorrow is the beginning for an 8-week fit challenge happening at work, and a weight loss challenge amongst friends. I’m excited to see my results from both!
- Financial planning – I know how to budget my money…I just don’t. This year? I will.
- Transportation – I went from taking the bus all around town in Winnipeg, to walking everywhere in Lac La Biche. I’m 26 going on 27 in two months. Time for some wheels.
- Travel – My list of places travelled to needs to be longer, and upgraded with more interesting destinations. Anyone want to go on an adventure with me?
Sing it, Beyonce!