My Year In Review: 2021
My Year In Review: 2021
I'm currently sitting at the Salisbury North Football Club waiting for a meal to be delivered to my table.
The sky outside was a perfect shade of blue and free from clouds.
Clear blue sky at the football club
I'd ordered the roast turkey with veggies and gravy for the main course and pudding and icecream for dessert and a few pints of Coke No sugar and settled down to watch the final episode of Doctor Who for 2021, on my phone, while I waited.
Roast Turkey and Veggies
Mouth watering, isn't it?
It also gave a good chance to reflect on my year. See, rather than having New Year's Resolutions or annual goals, what I do is compare where I was this time the previous year and where I am now and see if I am better off or not.
At the beginning of 2021, I had $4000 saved up but was unemployed.
Since then I have managed to land, not one but two full time jobs.
The first job is in a food factory. It's boring, monotonous and filled with toxic people but I can walk there in 45 minutes and the pay is weekly.
The second job is working as an independent contractor in the Official Splinterlands Telegram. It's cool because I can work pretty much anywhere that has internet access, as long as I fill in my timesheet at home before my shift ends.
I also got a rather substantial end-of-year bonus coming from
I won't disclose how much, but it has a comma and a few zeros after it.
Life changing stuff.
Financially, I achieved a personal goal of having AU$10,000 in my main bank account. While that might not be a lot for some of you reading this, from where I came from it's a major achievement. I'll never go on welfare again.
Currently it's sitting at just over AU$20,000, which is a great start to the new year.
The total card value of my Splinterlands card collection peaked at just over $90,000 before dropping to about $56,000.
I have over 22,000 SPS staked too.
Not to mention various other in-game assets.
I am also aware that money is loud but wealth whispers so I won't be boasting about money in the future.
I went through a long drawn out court case regarding industrial hearing loss. This involved a lawyer and two rather incompetent doctors. Neither of whom examined my hearing.
Teleconferening with boomers is a bad idea at the best of times, but this took the cake.
The case ended with me needing to concede, out of pocket 2 days work and just angry at both the legal and medical professions.
I also encountered a female narcissist, who nearly destroyed my life. That particular nightmare is over now, but at the time I didn't realise what was going on.
Since then I have been learning the difference between healthy and toxic relationships, with a goal of becoming a much better person.
This year will be one of self improvement; I've started jogging to work, overhauling my diet and studying psychology.
You'll see a lot more me here too and I'll get my...
Pudding with strawberries covered with vanilla custard and icecream
Until next time,
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