The end of the year, the start of something
It’s been a while since I wrote one of these. I could list off a bunch of reasons why I haven’t, but let’s just skip that shall we? As we near the end of 2018 I’m taking a moment to reflect on what this year has been.
It’s been a tough year. It’s been a year where I’ve become dissatisfied with my job. It’s been a year of working contract to contract, of living in uncertainty. It’s been a year of difficult mental health stuff. But there has also been some good things which I’m going to list now so I can be proud of what I have accomplished.
In 2018 I:
- Attended my first library conference
- Went to 9 Cardi Parties
- Made my first zine
- Made 9 zines (I’m hoping for 10 before the year is out)
- Compiled a collaborative conference zine with 23 contributors
- Started an Australian library zine
- Wrote an article for INCITE
- Reached the halfway point of my library degree
- Got a conference proposal accepted for NLS9 (with Alissa)
So when I look back on it I have a lot to be happy about this year. And I can’t wait for what 2019 brings.