A large chunk of this year also involved focusing on spending free time with friends and family when I could. If I wasn’t focused on working and freelancing, I wanted to relax and hang out with people. With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now in my hands, I’m definitely hoping to do more hangouts at my place after Christmas this year. I’m already excited for 2019.
2018 was pretty amazing for me. I was able to grow as a game developer, I discovered my limits and challenges as a QA analyst and continue to build upon them, and I gave myself more time as a human being to spend free time with coworkers and friends. My career life is going well, and I have a tendency to focus on just that, something I aimed to improve on in the second half of this year. I had a lot of moments where I didn’t spend time with friends, and my energy this year absolutely shot up positively once I decided to give some focus in my social life. I’ve gotten to spend time with amazing people this year, and I’m thankful that those moments make up a huge chunk of this year as well. The year will end with me and my family on a cruise for Christmas that we’ve been saving up all year for.
I’ve made this year a good year, and I hope I’ve been good to you in return.
I’ll leave you with many pictures and short descriptions of what else happened this year.
Actually! Before I leave you, one cool thing: October 17th marked once year since my appendectomy surgery last year. I think I tend to overlook that and not realize how lucky I am that I am OK today.