As we settle comfortably into the fall season, I find myself taking more and more time to look inward and reflect on where the current of 2018 has carried me.
The outdoor mermaiding season has drawn to a close and though I was only able to make it out to my ocean home once, I am grateful that I had the opportunity.
Those of us in cooler climates will now retire to our indoor public and private pools where we will continue to hone our mermaid skills for the following year. Practice makes progress, as they say.
I have been taking the time to work on my nutrition schooling, fill mermaid tail orders, work on content for my YouTube channel and continue work on my tail-making book. I have been finding myself a little lost in the many ups and downs that come with starting a new business, but I am not about to give up. After all, I have made it this far and though I may enjoy a break to rest, I will continue on wherever this winding river chooses to take me.
This year has had so many highs and lows but I am finally starting to find my true self again after having been lost for so long in an unfriendly sea of expectations and harsh judgement from others and myself. I want to step away from what is expected of me and go back to being who I was before the opinions of others started to drag me down.
So all that being said, I plan to take what time 2018 has left for me and turn it a continued soul search. I want to say goodbye to 2018 with the trust I once had in myself regained and my faith in the universe restored. I'm not going to force it, I'm just going to let it happen and hopefully I will come out the other side of the kelp forest feeling a little lighter and a little more ready to take on 2019.
With that, I leave you with one question: What are your end of the year goals and/or plans?