Edition 5: The annual “year in review” blogpost

December 31, 2018

Dear Max and Rebecca

It’s almost gin o’clock in one of our most favourite spots in the world, and certainly our best December holiday setting.

I first starting doing these “year-in-review” posts a few years, after seeing Nafisa’s post and it’s a post I love writing, though it’s irritating to see that I never quite reach my goal of being on social media a bit less than I have to or what’s good for me.

What did you do in 2018 that you’d never done before?

I got the help of a running coach in November to help get me on track again (literally and figuratively) after months of no running;

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I didn’t really make any – I prefer to have goals all year round, and to continue to try do better and be better.

How will you be spending New Year’s Eve?

With family, and probably some Malfy gin.

Did anyone close to you die?

Fortunately not.

What countries did you visit?


What would you like to have in 2019 that you lacked in 2018?

More time not multitasking.

What date from 2018 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

Probably 31 March, the day I crossed the Two Oceans marathon line with 10 seconds to spare before the gun went off.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Setting up my consultancy and being able to pay the bills, and absolutely love the work.

What was your biggest failure?

Letting work erode my self esteem, and not having the tools at the time to feel better about my offering, and me in general. Fortunately that has

Did you suffer illness or injury?

Fortunately not.

What was the best thing you bought?

New iPad and Pencil.

Where did most of your money go?

Aside from my bond, there were car repairs and a new phone. And maybe all the Kirsten Goss earrings (just kidding! Or maybe not).

What song will always remind you of 2018?

The Friends of Johnny Clegg “The Crossing”

What do you wish you’d done more of?

Online courses, and practising photography.

What do you wish you’d done less of?

Trawl social media at night when I could have

What were your favourite TV programmes?

This Is Us and Fauda

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?


What was your favourite film of this year?

Probably a Star is Born

Who were the best people you met?

Romy and Lauren.

What did you do on your birthday?

I worked, and then went for dinner at Orient, which has sadly closed down

What kept you sane?

You guys and Andrew.

Who did you miss?

My mom, always. She’s thankfully with us, but I so miss who she was before she got worse cognitively.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2018

If you don’t believe you can do it, no one else will believe it, and that doors and opportunities will be closed until you know your value.



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1 Comment

  • Bronwynne

    The valuable life lesson is one I’m going to remember going into 2019. Thanks for all the lessons you shared with me during the year.

    December 31, 2018 at 1:20 pm Reply
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