So Goodbye 2015 my Annus Horribilis...
And from the worst year of my life and the pits of despair, I have clawed my way through the black sorrow to gasp a refreshing lungful of fresh New Year air.
And although my soul has been deeply scarred from my experiences, now is the time for rejuvenation, because this journey through hell did not come without lessons and revelations.
I have truly met myself for the first time, the personal me, the me that I think I am inside. I like me, I’ve nestled in, I’m home. The other me, that other’s see, seems like a stranger, an evil twin, with good and bad qualities, but still me, I’ll toy with that...
Last year I learnt that I’m a writer, I was always meant to be a writer, I’ll always be a writer.
I’ve learned that I need solitude and space for creativity, but also people and experiences to build my stories with.
My Family and friends are the most important things in my life and nothing else compares, I’d give anything for them.
My body will reflect my genetics, lifestyle, and age which is as it should be.
My work will not dominate my life ever. I will only work to the level required to fulfil my passions and earn the small amount of money that is truly needed to survive.
I will minimise my stuff as much as possible, because it is a pointless waste of space, money and time.
I like my garden, the birds, walking with my dogs, biking and big and small adventures.
My body may be aging but my soul is growing more full and colourful every day.
I will be a lifeboat for my friends and family as they have been for me, keeping me afloat.
I’m scared that I might have run out of time to learn all the things that I still want to learn, like French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, American History, Graphic design, Dressmaking, British History, Greek Mythology and so many more things. I’ll just keep reading...
This year my goal is to publish a book.
I will watch a movie every week, because stories and art together are good.
I don’t like sci-fi or special effects.
I only want to be friends with honest and genuine people. I don’t care where you live, or what size you are, or what car you drive. I just like interesting minds and kindness.
Shallow and materialistic people are boring.
Spending your life chasing money and following rules is a waste of a life.
I like to be fit and healthy, but I will still drink alcohol, eat junk food and sleep in till midday in the weekends, because that’s what makes me happy.
Crying daily is not normal for me and if it starts happening again I’ll make changes sooner.
Other people in the world are suffering a lot, this doesn’t ease my pain but it helps me keep things in perspective.
I’ll always be angry that men that kick balls and climb mountains are hailed as heroes but the huge sacrifices that Mothers make go unnoticed.
I’m really strong, but I almost broke.
There is comfort in the ordinary things like doing the washing and making dinner.
I will tread lightly on the world and hope the world treads lightly on me.
I believe in the energy and power of our minds and souls and that together we can achieve amazing things.
This year will be my annus mirabilis.