Hope smiles from the threshold of year to come, whispering ‘It will be happier…’ Alfred Tennyson
I don’t make resolutions in the conventional sense of ‘New Year, New Me’ as I think the pressure of expectation often makes people fail. I just believe if you want to change something whether it’s big or small, just do it. Pick a day, start and try your best… it doesn’t have to be on 1st January either. It’s also important to remember that small changes count just as much big ones; everyone has to start somewhere… and this year in 2016, it’s about carrying on, finding more happiness and new adventures.
In many ways, 2015 was a terrible time which had a massive impact on me – my friend Steve died very suddenly, which had an overwhelming impact on me mentally, physically and emotionally. I’m still working thorough this and getting myself back to where I want to be. Then my role changed at work very suddenly and there are huge rearrangements next year across the organisation, so there’s on going uncertainty. I have no idea what I’ll be doing and where I’ll be at the end of 2016. But I know My Chap will be by my side holding my hand (metaphorically too) – he’s my rock. My family and my pals have been great too (mostly). I’m a happy person generally, but my resilience, energy levels and health have taken a major hit in 2015. But, this trauma has reminded me about what I believe…. Continue reading