This year has been a bit shit.
I’ve spent far too much time contemplating, whining, thinking, moaning, wondering what to do and generally feeling sorry for myself. Which, I assure you, is very unlike me.
It’s time to get back to normal.
It’s time to do what I’ve always done: if I’m not happy about something, change it; if I want to do something, just do it.
So, in the spirit of this I won’t say any more about this year – I’ve self-indulged more than enough on this blog already. Instead, I’ll tell you what I intend to do about it in the year ahead:
Be kind to myself, look after my health, fitness and wellbeing. (This sits in the number one spot because it’s important to remember I can’t do any of the other things without this basic one.)
Spend more time with my family – Abbey will be home with me full-time (except for 5 hours a week of kindergarten) and I want to make the most of that time.
Focus on our family goals, and work hard to get us closer to them.
Keep my own goals in mind and do something to get there.
Be very strict with myself about what I take on and how my time is spent.
Make some sacrifices – some things I like to do may have to take a backseat so that I can work on longer term plans.
These are the things that will have me sitting here this time next year saying how proud of myself I am. Bring it on.
In the meantime, I need to make one of those sacrifices right now: I’m taking a little time away from blogging to focus on life. There’s lots to do – around the house, in preparation for Christmas and to get myself geared up for next year, including setting up my own business and studying an online course to help with my writing goals.
I hope the end of the year is kind to you all. Thanks so much for reading during 2011 – it’s been wonderful seeing you all here and chatting with you. I’m looking forward to another year of it coming up!