So, we are saying goodbye to 2011. This has been a strange year, simply because a lot has happened: I’ve changed my job, made some lovely new friends, celebrated my younger brothers’ wedding to one of my best friends…the list goes on. I’m extremely lucky. The universe has looked after me this year in a big way, and I’ve had several moments when the amazing realisations of how lucky I am have overwhelmed me to the point of full on smug bubble levels.
It’s been a great year, but because of that – 2012 could go either way. It has the potential to be worse than this year, but it also has the potential to be even better. So, for that reason, my New Years resolution is that I am going to do everything I can to MAKE it better. I’m going to actively pursue an even better year for myself. I don’t have it all planned out exactly; but just as I tackled some shit in 2011- I’m going to actively tackle a lot of shit in 2012.
Nobody is perfect, and of course we will all get things wrong next year. But who cares, because in 365 days from now, we will be able to look back on it all and say – “PHEW, I’m glad I got past THAT…now to next year!”
It’s easy to dwell on all the bullshit that life can throw at you. But don’t be blind, because you are probably one of the luckiest people you know, in your own way. Nobody can have all the exact things in your life which make it amazing. This year you can make some real progress, because it’s all in front of you to grab with both hands. No doubt we will lose more amazing people in 2012, but we’ll face all of that together at the time – and we’ll come out together at the other side.
If you have any regrets then let them go. It’s time to shake it off. A wise woman once said, “If you can’t look back at all of the laughs and all of the tears and know you’ve learned something; then it’s been a wasted year!” Those are some words to live by right there.
Tonight I’m going to spend some time with my family, then, I’m going to go to a party and start making some mistakes.
I expect full reports of everyone’s Hogmanay plans and New Year’s Resolutions for 2012 in the comments section. If you do one more worthwhile thing before the year is gone, make that to subscribe and share my blog. If you don’t, you know what happens next….
HAVE A GOOD ONE! Look after yourselves. xx