Well I don’t know about you, but I am more than a little happy that 2015 is done! Talk about a crappy year! It was like anything that could go wrong did in fact go wrong. I must have driven over a black cat during the first day of 2015, and the moment was so horrific I just don’t remember it. Or maybe I walked under a ladder and as a result of having a few too many glasses of bubbly I just wasn’t aware of my surroundings. Or maybe, I broke someones mirror, didn’t kiss Mitchell under a mistletoe…..oh, I don’t know 😦 but what ever I did, it hasn’t done me any favours!
Aaggh…who am I kidding?!! Maybe it has been me…no – it has been me! Damn me!!! I can’t even blame my neighbours cat. It may be evil-looking and it’s head may spin unnaturally on its head, but I wouldn’t run it over. I have to be honest with myself, I have made a few bad choices. I thought I knew what I was doing at the time, but obviously I didn’t. As the old saying goes – “I bit off more than I could chew”. That said, the beauty of welcoming in a new year is that I get to clean the slate and start again. And as of 12.01am, I decided to not give up, to keep on working at my dreams, to set realistic goals and keep doing what I enjoy. I don’t need to throw away my ideas….I just need a new plan. So I have officially designated 2016 to making a new business plan, continuing to educate myself, asking for more help and not giving up.
New Year’s resolutions tend to get a bad rap for being what some people would consider to be silly. As one person I heard say after the fireworks had finished on Thursday night, “Most people who make a resolution fail to stick it through”. The first thing I thought when I heard this was that some people may not stick it through, but what about all those that do? If we all listened to negativity, we would never get anything done. We would never try anything and we never feel like we accomplished anything. Thankfully I have a supportive man in my life. When I told Mitchell what my plans are for 2016, he didn’t scoff at me, he didn’t make me feel like I would be wasting my time. He simply said, “Go for it!”.
I think it makes a big difference when you have the support of your loved ones. We lead such busy stressful lives these days that sometimes we forget about the emotional wellbeing of our partners. We can feel exhausted by the end of the day, and as a result we can be short tempered and sometimes critical. We need to remind ourselves that no matter how wonderful or perfect we think our relationships are, there is always room for improvement. Listen to the dreams and wishes of your wife/husband, boyfriend/girlfriend. Help and support the goals they have, and remember…life’s not easy. We all have to work hard to get what we have…for what we want. Don’t give up, keep on supporting each other. It’s a new year, a new day…..dream it, plan it….go for it!!!
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