We’re now only a few days away from wrapping up 2018. One of the most exhausting years I can ever remember experiencing. This one kicked me in the ass hard but I sure learned some super valuable lessons. You can read about those here:
Anyway, I reflect back at this time, on my year right here on Medium. I started out in March and had no clue what I was doing or what I was getting in to. I just thought I come here and write. I did that but so much more happened.
I made friends, I poured out my heart, I learned and grew a fuck of a lot and I inspired hundreds of readers. On December 17th, I actually hit my first milestone of 1000 followers. I love each and every one of you to the moon and back.
I write to inspire, motivate, enlighten and entertain. I write from my heart to yours. I write in hopes that at least one thing I say can change your mindset and your life. And I also want you to smile a wee bit :)
I want to take this time now to share a small collection of the reader’s favourites stories, in case you may have missed them (or forgot to clap for them.. 😜).
The latest article on my journey to 1000 followers:
This was a guest post from my website and resonated with so many people:
Why I had to totally revamp my website and take out all the eff words:
Why I‘m Prostituting Myself For Kids That Don’t Belong To Me
The toughest decision I’ve ever made in my life
Why some stories are breaking my heart and I can’t read them:
The struggles of leaving an abusive relationship:
Leaving an Abusive Relationship Isn’t as Easy as You Think.
I’ll admit it, I certainly stayed way longer than I should have. I probably should have turned on my heels at the 3rd…
The first surprise email from Medium and why it made me cry:
I Got an Email From Medium and it Made Me Cry.
Before I share my story with you, you should know one thing about me. I’m an emotional basket case on a good day. All…
Everything can change in one year:
In One Year From Now You Won’t Even Recognize Yourself.
My last boss/client said these exact words to me a little over two years ago.
The tragedy that happened here in Guatemala in June:
The Guatemala Volcano Disaster and Play-Doh
It’s been a rough week. I’m not gonna lie. Though I generally love to blow sunshine up people’s asses I just don’t have…
How I support my fellow writers:
Why I’m Giving Out 50 Claps For Every Damn Story!
I could actually start and stop this whole conversation/piece with this: Because I can.
And last, why we are so afraid of change:
Change Isn’t Hard, You’re Just Scared
Honestly. I mean, it all depends on what exactly it is you’re changing I guess.
I hope you enjoy this roundup. I appreciate each and every one of you always. Without you, I am nothing. Your support and loyalty mean the world to me. ❤
Peace and Love
xo iva xo