Last night I had a calm and relaxed new year 2020 evening with my Mum, sister and Jit. Enjoying a vegan Shepherd’s pie and playing games around a vegan cheese board we were all in bed by 10:30pm. We did welcome the new year 2020 in with some fireworks though. On YouTube, beamed directly from Sydney!
A different way to start
You will often find posts on blogs like this about what has happened in the last year. What might have gone well and surely the things they wished had gone better. As you will know, if you’ve been around here for a while, I don’t do that. (Not a New Years Resolution Post and What I did in a Year)
I believe that every day is a new beginning. A place to start whatever you want. To discover that change of heart and to starting point to take a new direction. You don’t need resolutions or to wait for a specific day to do something. Now is your chance (and that is not just because it is the 1st January 2020 either)
Every year will have its ups and downs. Last year, for me, was no exception. But I lived to tell the tale. I didn’t unpack in the sad times or create a mountain our of a mole hill when I was in the dumps. I knew that I was OK and things would balance out again. It is this that helps me know that next year, too, will be a good year. No matter what comes my way. The same for you.
Remember that you have survived 100% of the tough times you have been through and you can do it again!
Life is uncertain, so choose well!
We can never be sure what is going to come our way during the year, but we can plan to use our time and energy wisely to make the most of what we have. If you’re not really into doing something, explore how you can change it. (I stopped ironing years ago and it created a load of time for me to do the things I enjoy. So I can now say ‘yes’ to many more enjoyable things) Maybe you have your own kind of ‘ironing’ that you can drop.
Making my own choices
Some of the things which happened in 2019 were totally out of my control. And yes, they have had an impact on the way I spend my time, but I do still have the power to choose where I put those responsibilities, how I deal with them and where I place my priorities for the rest of my time. Time becomes more valuable when you have needs on it, so you need to choose wisely on the things you spend it on. Like your money, really. You want to invest so you get something back rather than spending it on silly things you won’t value of even keep in years to come (the long-lasting ones are the memories of time well spend)
So it is New Year 2020
What now? Well, my plan is to live each day as it comes. The start of new year 2020 is no different. I have some heafty decisions to make over the coming weeks about work and some personal goals which I will go through as I walk through the days to the deadline. Of course I have some plans for the year too – not resolutions, but plans – which I will work out too. Things like writing more. Maybe even getting published.
I don’t have a set plans because I never know what might come up, but I will be squeezing some good little plans in there throughout the year.
So basically, I am going to go with the flow of the year and see what comes. I won’t offer you any advice as I know it isn’t what you need. I only ask that you leave any woes in the time gone by, let wounds heal and refrain from poking them to see whether they still hurt! (Remember picking those knee scabs in school and them taking much longer to heal – I mean that, but with the things in your mind)
To end, I will wish you a very happy new year 2020. I hope you make time for the things you enjoy, let go of the things which don’t make your time enjoyable and make the best of what comes your way!
Remember that you get to choose your own adventure. If you don’t, someone else will choose how to use your time for you.