Hello new year, hello new decade!
Hello 2020, I’m excited to meet you after a rough 2019.
I don’t normally write blogs about myself, but there’s a bit happening so I thought you’d indulge me this once.
2019 was a shocker and I’m pleased to see the back of that mofo. Credit where it’s due though – it gave me the kick in the guts I needed to come back fighting. So there’s that.
The first few weeks of 2020 have brought a change and are already shaping up to include some incredible opportunities for me and my business, which is entering its 5th year.
And even though it’s late February as I publish this and the year is racing away, it still feels new to me!
Exciting thing number one
I’ll be tutoring Social Media Marketing students at Edith Cowan University this semester alongside Dr Violetta Wilk.
I’m really excited that my long term relationship with ECU has blossomed into an opportunity to contribute to the future of my industry and give me a chance to do something I love – teach people about social media marketing!
So cheers to casual academia. I know I’m going to love it.
Exciting thing number two
I’m going to be doing some tour guiding!
It might seem a bit left of field but I have a background in hospitality and an enthusiasm for alcoholic beverages, so why not put my weekends to good use showing people around some of Perth’s hottest gin bars?
It’s like going out, but better for my health and my bank balance.
If you’re in Perth and you book a Gin Walking Tour with Hidden deTours, there’s a one in three chance I’ll be your guide.
Exciting thing number three
I’m taking control of my relationship with food.
I started following a ketogenic diet in late October 2019 and have lost approximately 18kg. Still a ways to go to my goal weight but it’s a good start.
It hasn’t always been easy to stay disciplined, but a combination of completely rethinking my food choices and getting back to the gym has made all the difference to my overall health and mental and emotional wellbeing.
So please excuse my coffee order if we catch up. It’s one of my biggest sacrifices and still a bit of a sore spot…
More big things?
I’m sure that these early 2020 opportunities won’t be the only ones to come my way this year. I’ve felt the shift, and I’m leaning in!
What’s your business or personal focus for this year?
I’d love to hear your 3 exciting things!