Happy New Year, one and all.
It’s that time again where every blogger and his dog does a post reminiscing about the past year and stating the goals and resolutions they are going to make but probably won’t stick to. I am no different to everyone else. I like to procrastinate.
Last year was a good year for me by all accounts. I did lots of great things:
- I ran my first (and last, because it was hell) 10k race
- I joined a Choir, meeting a fantastic group of people. Being able to sing each week really is the best thing.
- I joined the Gym, and more importantly, enjoy going.
- I got offered an amazing new job, which is about to change my career, and future!
I also attended family weddings, had lots of fun nights with my friends, I had zero relationships and zero break ups (WIN), bought a new car, I celebrated one year as a homeowner, amongst lots of other things.
It was FAB.
The great thing about life, is that it’s what you make it. Last year I took the mindset that ‘positive mental attitude’ is the key to happiness. A negative mind will never give you a positive life. I faced everything with a positive mind, and because of that, I was rewarded with happy feelings.
Do I have any regrets? I always say that you shouldn’t regret anything, just learn lessons. So let’s try again – Did I learn any lessons? Yes.
I learnt that I can’t be strong all of the time. I learnt that sometimes I let things get to me and I react to things that I shouldn’t. I learnt that I can be my own worst enemy. I learnt that sometimes I think I’m doing the right thing, when actually I’m not. I learnt that anger can sometimes get the better of me and I can become a little spiteful in the heat of the moment. I learnt quite a lot, really. All of these things can be worked on and that’s why I don’t regret anything.
So now on to this year; 2019. The #YearofGoals as I’ve seen so many times on Twitter over the past few days.
I do have a few things I would like to achieve in 2019, which I have split into two categories; changes I will make, and things I want to do.
- My diet needs to change, as in I need to stop shovelling chips and burgers into my gob.
- I need to make more effort to see my friends. I like my own space a little too much sometimes.
- Spend less time on social media and my phone.
Things I want to do:
- Drop a dress size (I’m focusing on measurements rather than weight because I hate scales and they hate me right back).
- Read at least one book a month (this months’ choice is ‘Confessions of a Tinderella’ by Rosy Edwards).
- Buy a bigger house (optimistic but it’s good to have goals!).
- Get a Dog. This is wayyyy overdue.
These lists are not exhaustive of course, but they are a start. Apart from the house buying, I know that I can do all of the above. The important thing this year though, is that if I don’t do any of the above, it doesn’t matter.
Life is not defined by what you achieve. Your current situation is not your final destination. Life gives you options, chances and lemons. So make lemonade.