Looking forward

As I sit down to write this, it’s about 6pm on the 31st December 2015 

New Year’s Eve.

And despite the luxury of a four day weekend, I have been struggling to shake the funk that has clouded my mood for the last few days.

It was easy while I was working, to blame the fact that I was having to work, while hubby and so many of my friends were having time off, but today, I too was able to ignore the uniform and simply stop and reflect.

Well reflect after the grocery shopping was done and a batch of brownies made.

I could hear myself sniping and grumbling at hubby for stupid little nonsense and that was enough to make me stop and wonder why?

Post holiday, Christmas funk, is probably a big part although The birthday I wasn’t looking forward to, came and went and ended up being a delightful day.

This time last year, I was plotting and planning.  The adventure, a year of working, saving and then flying off on what was probably the best trip I have ever taken.

So perhaps it makes sense I am feeling a little lost right now.

I am a goal setter.  A list maker. A planner.

And right now, I need to find new goals.

My bucket list needs revision.  New challenges need to be found.

2016 so far is a blank page.

No “resolutions” although I perhaps need to shed a few kilos.

Tonight, I will be bringing in the new year in the company of good friends, raising a glass to the adventures of the old year and possibilities of the new.

Time then to look forward, shake these ridiculous blues and find some new adventures and goals.

Perhaps no fabulous trip to far off lands, but there is art to create, and maybe , just maybe, this is the year that I finally get a new dining suite.

Thank you all, those who continue to visit this little blog of mine.

May you all have a wonderful new year, filled with love, happiness and good health.

May you have adventures, try new things and step out of your comfort zone.

Laugh lots, appreciate the little things and don’t be afraid to dream.

Life is short, precious and sometimes unpredictable.

Live it

6 thoughts on “Looking forward

  1. I hope you have a happy new year too. It sounds like you just need some goals. The new year is an ideal time to make some resolutions and stick to them. Good luck making, and sticking to, your goals.

  2. cwmartin13

    At the same time I received your post, I also received a reply to a FB comment to a friend in much the same straits- albeit with a pair of brand new babies to share it with. Heres what she told me:

    “That’s just it though. I don’t have any real WANTS for next year, just goals I’m working toward. The goals I’m working toward are all super long term, like at least three to five years long term. I think it’s just me adjusting to looking forward instead of backward. It’s a rather large adjustment. Plus I met a whole lot of goals this past year that I’ve been working on for a very long time. I’m moving in the right direction, but I’ve had these things in my life for so long that it’s a little intimidating trying to move forward with out them. Speaking of both my recovery, and my child baring years. It’s all good and positive, but still rather intimidating.”

    So if I can offer nothing else, I can offer this- You are not alone. You are just in “day after Christmas” mode magnified. And you will find a way past.

  3. Well, coming back down to earth after such an amazing trip that you’ve spent so long looking forward to, I’d say feelings of “what next?” are only natural. A blank page is a challenge, and an opportunity to let your imagination run riot!

  4. As you may know I take life one day at a time, I do make lists, I don’t make plans unless it is planning a holiday those plans I make other plans not so much I take like as it happens and I am pretty happy with that

  5. The title of your post is key – Looking Forward – that’s ultimately what 2016 is all about.

    As the others above have stated, you’ve had a very full and delicious 2015 that will be hard to top. So why try! Relish in this time of nothingness and live on the edge of the great unknown. Let the year steer you, like a little canoe gently moving with the tide.

    You will have lots on your plate recapturing the Great American Adventure on canvas. Out of that you might even have a showing of your work. There’s so much potential when confronted with a “blank page” – you’ll be surprised how quickly it fills.

    So, my wish for you, this 2016, is don’t be in a rush to fill that blank page, but instead enjoy its vast empty potential. Mull over how you will fill it in because fill it in you will – and you’ll look back on this year too with joy and happiness with all you’ve done.

    Enjoy the journey. With much love and happiness, Jenny xo

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