Happy New Year You
I just want to write a very quick post to wish all our visitors a Happy New Year. Well if you celebrate it. Of course, there are parts of the world, and people across the globe, who don’t…
But for many of us, it’s a time to reflect on our lives. We wave goodbye to an old year and welcome a new one.
This holiday period I have been unwell – for just about all of it. I had already planned on having a “self care” sort of break, but it was a bummer to be forced to do so!
In any event, I have managed to do things at home I’ve been meaning to do. For instance, I’ve managed to get around to weeding out some CDs, and buying a new refrigerator (I’ve been meaning to for two years!). It arrived today, New Year’s Eve, and I am over the moon. It’s the simple pleasures in life.
Eyes Forward, Not Back
As I sit here in bed, typing these words, I am feeling very pensive, or maybe reflective, or both.
For me life is very much a case of “eyes forward, not back”…
2017 was a year like many others for me. It wasn’t all that good, nor was it too bad.
There were highs. There were lows.
There was some friend drama. I made some. I lost some.
There was family drama.
There were a few celebrations too.
The most monumental was the fact that my sister was diagnosed with Cancer and has had the hardest year of her life.
That has effected me in ways I could not have imagined prior to her diagnosis.
To say it’s given me new perspective would be quite an understatement.
Ask Good Questions
So for me, as I put fingers to keyboard, I’m asking myself some important questions.
What was good about the year? What would I like to improve upon going forward?
Where would I like to be next year? Who would I like to be spending the holidays with? Has anything I’ve said or done mattered? What sort of legacy do I want to leave when my time comes? Have I learned anything? Have I taught anything?
Have I felt love in my life? When I talk about love, I don’t just mean of the romantic variety – I mean love in a much broader sense. Love of family, friends, and people in general.
Because according to this Harvard study – the key to a fulfilling life is love. I knew that already, of course, but an interesting read none the less.
So What Has Your Year Been Like?
If you’re here reading these words, you’re either stalking me, or you’ve been through some sort of relationship breakdown (I’m guessing the latter).
If that’s the case, I am sorry. I hope you find this site helpful.
I would ask you, what is it you hope to learn from the experience? Where do you want to be this time next year? How will you try to turn your pain into gain? Is there anything I can do to help you?
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