- Read more. Aim to read at least one book per month. If you start a book, finish it. Even if you don’t like it…
- Write more. You have such a creative mind, and you’re letting it go to waste. Write at least one piece of poetry, and one short-story per month. Get in to the habit of writing, then when you feel more confident, start writing that book…
- Every night, write a bullet point list containing three things that you are grateful for on that day.
- Teach Gning how to play chess and backgammon. At least once a month, play a game of each.
- Start keeping the house. Properly. No more “I’ll do it in a minute…” – if it needs doing, do it now. Stop leaving everything until later – it’ll only pile up, and mean more work for you.
Today is the last day of 2017.
It’s been a rather eventful year, and one that I can actually say, hasn’t been a bad one. Granted, there have been several ups and downs, but this year has been one of the better ones, over the past few.
A few reflections of 2017…
- Gning started year one in school.
- Donut started nursery.
- I finished working at the DWP – one of the hardest, yet satisfying decisions of my life.
- The hubby started full-time work.
- Donuts’ speech is coming along beautifully.
- Gning passed his “Stage 1” in swimming.
- My depression seems to have stabilised somewhat, and I’m relying less and less on my medication.
- I have restarted the old way of communicating, in “penpalling” (good old fashioned pens, paper, envelopes and stamps).
- I made a new, very dear friend.
When I was younger, I used to always make resolutions for the upcoming new year, however, as more than likely everyone else, they never usually lasted longer than a week or two.
For 2018, however, I have decided on a couple…
- Read more. I would like to read at least one book per calendar month.
- Write more. Not letters, but write more poetry, and short stories – just like I used to “pre-children”.
So, without further ado, I bid thee farewell 2017, and 2018, I welcome you with open arms.