2014 Resolutions and 2013 Fond Memories
I’m rolling out the usual resolution this year. Yet again, I’m going to try to react more positively to whatever 2014 throws at me.
The trouble with making a decision to be more positive is that by the end of the year, it’s hard to measure how effective I’ve been and just in case I haven’t done very well, I feel obliged to try again the following year.
In 2013, I used an idea I’d seen on Facebook, which involved noting something positive about each day on a slip of paper, then placing it in a jar.
I lasted until March.
My excuse is that I didn’t have a jar, just a box, which was so stuffed with slips of paper that every time I opened it, a cascade of positivity fell out and I got fed up stuffing them back in.
Or perhaps I just got lazy.
Anyway, this year I’ll be looking out for a way of quantifying how well I’m doing and if I can’t find a way, I’ll just have to try again next year.
Memories of 2013
I prefer not to think about the first part of the year, despite my resolution to see things in a positive light and filling my Box of Positivity by March. Suffice it to say that by April my mother-in-law found peace at last. But things definitely started to pick up when my husband took early retirement and so did I.
The fun really began!
We’d promised ourselves a trip to Indonesia and Australia and in October, we left our son in the UK for seven weeks while we explored Singapore, dived with giant manta, walked amongst Komodo Dragons and fed kangaroos and wallabies.
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We met so many interesting people, including an American rock star and even better, I received an email while we were in Bali to say I’d been invited to join the MuseItUp Publishing Family with my book ‘Daffodil and the Thin Place’!
The year definitely finished on a high and I’m having to draw on all my positivity not to worry that 2014 won’t carry on in the same way!
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