Welcoming in a new year, apart from the partying and festivities, is always a time when I’m forced to reflect on the past 12 months and assess how well I did in achieving the goals I set out for myself. There are definitely things I wanted to do this year, and didn’t. It’s easy to get down about that sort of thing, but it’s also good to remember that just because the year is over doesn’t mean your desire to achieve those things is. A year is just a measurement of time, and some things will take longer than you expect, or want.
What surprised me though, was looking back through the archives of the blog and seeing all the things I DID do, some of them things I hadn’t even considered a possibility, and a lot of cool things I’d taken for granted just because I hadn’t purposely set out to make them happen.
I think I have a predisposition to magnify the bad, and minimise, or even dismiss the good. I’ll try a bit harder to put my rose-tinted glasses on in 2013, and I’ll start with celebrating the year that was here: