Happy New Year everyone!
Whilst I was stirring the gravy to the appropriate thickness on Christmas Day, I began thinking of my childhood, family, my late Mum and maternal Grandparents and the influence they each had on me, and how in some ways that influence carried on into adulthood, and then how it has evolved.
I pondered on my working career and how that evolved and morphed into something that I had not intended. After a time it evolved further and I eventually moved to a 50/50 split, effectively half of what I do now and half of the original day job. I maintained a foot in both camps up for a number of years, then migrated through a 60/40 split and varying guises. Another change is imminent, which only affects the original day job.
The days between Christmas and New years are odd ones, Christmas has been and gone, yet lingering are the decorations, remaining foods and a degree of lethargy. I like to get my tree down before new year, but this year things were different. My husband had surgery in those days between Christmas and New Year, and will be laid up for about eight weeks, and can only get around using crutches, and cannot bear any weight on one leg which has been challenging. So far we are 3 days down and just under 8 weeks to go!
I feel that is important to review our lives and also for us to recognise when we need changes, good and bad. Also for us not to be afraid of looming changes, to say “no” or to invoke change.
My outlet has always been journaling. It has always been where I could poor out my frustrations, anger, notes and much more besides. A new year means a new diary/planner and as luck would have it, I finished my latest notebook too – I began it on 27 September and finished it this afternoon, 300 glorious pages in ivory. As luck would have it, Santa’s helper bought me another one, by the same creator, but a different cover.
I was asked by a frequent reader to share any changes to my notetaking and planning arrangements and I am more than happy to do so, so stay tuned for that in the coming week. I am sure that I am in the middle of several posts, either not reviewed or posted, or written/typed and then saved, I must get those posts finalised, so expect a flurry of activity…that is, in between playing housekeeper, nurse and waitress -:)