2016: Six months in

2016: Six months ib - by Mama Needs Mana

I dunno about you guys, but my 2016 has been weird. Plenty of good things have happened, but so too have plenty of not-so-good things. Here is a quick summary of my 2016 so far, listed in no particular order:

  • Disco and I turned 30.
  • I fell over during a gym class and ended up in hospital needing surgery for the first time ever.
  • I got to work behind the scenes on the Triple J One Night Stand.
  • I landed an amazing job that is too good to be true.
  • I now have to apply for said amazing job so I can keep it.
  • Husband was flown to Sydney to shoutcast the Season One Heroes of the Storm Championships.
  • We were in a car accident. We walked away uninjured, but our car was a write-off.
  • Katelyn started day care.
  • We ran a Hearthstone marquee tournament. It was a failure.
  • I met the Premier of Western Australia.
  • I became the breadwinner in our house after seven years of being a stay-at-home.
  • My Grandad was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
  • We adopted a cat (I hate cats).
  • I got a behind the scenes tour as as a meet and greet with players during the Western Force v. Bulls Super Rugby match.
  • We went to a family reunion.
  • I’ve lost 5 kg (11 lb).
  • I need to do over 20 hours per week of study if I want to pass my course – that’s not happening.
  • Our son has been invited to play Auskick in front of a crowd of 20,000 during the West Coast Eagles v. Melbourne game in a few weeks time.
  • I dropped my beloved Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge into the ocean, killing it.
  • We booked a trip to the US for BlizzCon.

See what I mean? There is some really cool stuff in there! But there’s some horrible stuff in there as well, and it has got me in a strange place. Like, can I be happy? Or should I just be stressed 99% of the time, because damn. That’s about all I’m feeling right now.

Oh well. On the plus side, my resolutions for 2016 are shaping up nicely. I might actually have a legitimate career in a few weeks time! Fingers crossed my crippling self-doubt and fear of failure don’t get in the way of my dreams, eh?

How is 2016 treating you so far, dear readers?

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  • gamerwife

    Sorry to year’s been so dramatic for you, but it’s good that you’re still able to appreciate the good amongst all the bad. Don’t worry, you got this!

    • Thanks! Some days are definitely harder than others to try and keep things in perspective, but I’m getting there.

  • Yikes it’s been a series of ups and downs this year! I totally get it! But the positives really look like they are overshadowing the negatives! Excited for your visit to BlizzCon!

    • Tell me about it! I think I just need to find out about this job and then I will be much happier about everything. Bring on BlizzCon!

  • Kay

    Until recently, my year was one giant up, but now it’s definitely on a massive downtrend. I don’t know what to make of 2016 either!

    • I was devastated for you when I read about how much of a 180 your year has taken. Hopefully it can get back on track for you <3

      • Kay

        Thanks so much Neri! <3 I hope the rest of your year is nothing but ups as well!

  • Very terrible. :/ I wish it would be better, but it’s not. Glad the year has been good at least for you <3