It’s been a year for me of much upheaval and change both on a practical level and also on a much deeper personal and emotional level.
This is the year that I finally stepped into myself.
This is the year that I made the decision that I was going to be me……warts and all and in all my glory.
This is the year that I finally decided to ‘show up’ in my life. It’s often said that when people say to you ‘you’ve changed’ it means that you’ve stopped living life their way. And I’ve finally done this and as a result I’ve had some spectacular fallings out this year. I’m still standing, in fact I’m standing more upright and more confident that I ever have. I am grateful to those that were there to pick up the pieces. This is my life and I’m living it on my terms and in my way surrounded by those who love me for who I am, not for who they’d like me to be and how they’d like me to behave.
This is the year I decided to take full ownership and full responsibility for my life. I don’t want anyone to live it for me or dictate to me how my life should be lived………..and in doing so I believe I am a better person and in a better position to love and support those around me.
This is the year I chose to only surround myself with women and men with some incredible kick-ass qualities.
- honest, direct and fabulous
- courageous, positive and bloody awesome
- spirited, experimental and risk taking
- open minded, curious and free thinking
- non judgmental, independent and witty
- sassy, cheeky and full of fun
- insightful, energetic and gracious
- sexy, flirty and sensational
- kind, compassionate and serene
- wise, optimistic and powerful
- inspiring, generous and big hearted
- challenging, loyal and loving
I am blessed to have such incredible people in my life. Through my blogging I have come in contact with many people who inspire me in their blogs and also those who inspire me in their private comments and responses to my blogs. You are my reason for writing.
I take a risk every time I press ‘publish’ on my blog, I bear my soul and my life to you my friends. I risk being judged, ridiculed and laughed at. I take that risk, for my purpose is to encourage you to take risks in your life in order that you might live your life to the very fullest.
My challenge to myself next year and I declare this to you all today is that I will continue with my writing and with the support of my oldest friend will be working on a book which I hope will continue to inspire you to look forward to your best years yet – to midlife and beyond!
If you were to take a look back on your year, what would you reflect on?
Will you make changes next year? What might they be?
If you could just make one change in your life next year what would it be?