Backwards Is Not The Way To Go.
You should never look back because that is not the way you are going or so the saying goes. I disagree with this to a point. I think at the end of a year it is a good idea to look back on your year, see what you have achieved. Take a look at what make you happy and what didn’t, see who made you happy and who didn’t. The end of a year is a time to make plans to change all the things you didn’t like in the year gone. It’s a time to plan for the coming year so you can avoid or put changes in place so you don’t fall into the same traps as the year gone. I think looking back is a good thing because how else can we change things and move on.
Then you also need to face the new year head on and try not to look back again until you reach the end of the year again. For me 2018 has been a tough one mentally, there has been a lot of stress and pressure that just about totally consumed my every thought till about November. It was a year of huge, exciting changes that will continue into 2019 which I am so excited for. 2018 was a year I felt my most lonely and when I reached my tipping point with issues I had been keeping bottled in for months and years. This was the year it all came to a head and like all these things it’s never a good time to tip over. So the end of the year I have had to start taking a look closer at myself, who I am, what I want and need and where I want to be. It’s a scary process to lay things out that have been eating you slowly. It’s even scarier when you have to do it with those closest to you. Even though this is a path I needed to start it will continue for 2019 I am sure.
I also took a step away from Social Media in general. Staying away from Twitter, Facebook, My blog and even being less on Instagram. I did this to see what I need, what I want from social media and to be honest which ones if any I will keep for the coming year. It was a hard one to look at because I have been on Facebook for years and Twitter since 2011. I love Instagram for the sense of community and the beauty and my blog is a place for me to share. I am not on social media for fame or money it was purely to be social so to have a clean out has been hard. I did miss it but only two of the things on my list so these I am gong to keep up.
Resolutions are not something I do anymore because to be honest i would fail every single time so I write down a list of challenges or things I want to do at some stage during the year. This year some of my ideas are starting The Happy Pear healthy heart course in a weeks time. I want to find my own space in my own home. I want to open a savings account for my next longer trip to Iceland and get saving. I want to go on one or maybe two short family breaks. I want to read more than ever and limit social media as much as I can. I want to finish a jigsaw I got at Christmas before next Christmas. These are some of the simple tasks I have set for myself, there are more but it would be a long list.
For 2019 I want my path to be a fairly straight one, I have spend my years going around in circles this year I want to move forward. I want us to have some fun and be as healthy as we all can, to work as a strong team to make our new Dairy venture a success but not get lost in the stress. So here is to a New Year with a straight path and the strength to look back so your path forward is a success ! .