Happy New 2012!
Did the clock struck twelve and find you whooping with joy and throwing your hat in the air, full of good cheer (possibly from a glass) and bursting with joy, plans and excitement? Or did it find you with a grin welded to your face like rigor mortis and the words ‘Bloody January again’ escaping from your lips?
Did you do the big party, the friends and family and talking through last year and all your hopes and dreams for this new one?
Did you make lots of radical resolutions determining that you will lose weight, give up this that and the next thing and never use a four lettered word again?
I always like to look back on what I put on the blog the year before, what were my goals for the year we’ve just had. Here they are as written this time last year;
Have a calm uncluttered mind Hmmmmm never quite managed that one – AGAIN
Find romance OK, OK another booboo on that front, Mr Right just not available YET
Achieve a fit and healthy body Yes! Did the 10K run in Glasgow and would NEVER have dreamed I’d do that
Get into those size 10 (size 6 USA) and be toned Well briefly – must try harder………
Financial success Getting there at last, slowly and maybe not in the routes I’d originally imagined!
Go to France Yes, had a fabulous holiday in May with my friends over there
More TV work Yes, was on The Hour regularly till the programme folded, was great fun
Another book deal Yes, got So Easy Christmas written and published in 2011
Writing for magazines Yes, wrote regularly for Simply Beautiful, Handmade Living and Scottish Woman mags
Doing demos and talks Yes did small talks but then the biggies at both Homes and Interiors Scotland show and Country Living Christmas Fair at SECC in Glasgow
Be a good Mum to Idgy. She is still alive and well and laughed at silly TV with me last night, so I guess we are okay on that score.
Isn’t this wierd. I was at a friends house the other night for supper and we got to talking about the old year and new year and all that stuff. ‘Oh it wasn’t great’ I whinged. It was then that she reminded me of what I’d told her were my hopes and dreams for 2011 (the above list that I’d put on the blog) and it was she who pointed out that I had achieved a fair few of my missions and surpassed some others.
Funny how it takes someone else to shine a light on our own selves sometimes and flag up the good things. We are always looking for what doesn’t work out and not actually seeing that we did do what we wanted.
It really made me smile, and I’m smiling now as I typed that list above.
So what’s the hopes for 2012?
The usual suspects lined up on the list, let’s have a look;
Have a calmer more relaxed outlook, be kind to myself – love myself
Find romance but only if it really is the right thing, no half measures
Have some fun!
Go to France
Regular work on Radio/TV
More demos/talks at big events
Write and have 2 books published
Run the Glasgow 10k race with Bruce in less than an hour
Wear my pink Levi cords comfortably and know that I feel good in my own skin as well as those jeans
Good health in all areas
Make good money from writing
Get back into something arty and make it a huge success
Keep building that great relationship with Idgy, love and laughter, friendship and understanding, be a good Mum to her.
Be a good friend and enjoy friendships more
Embrace new thoughts, things, places and people with confidence and an open heart and mind
Leave fear, resentment and negativity in the trash can of 2011 and travel through 2012 with less luggage and lighter heart
Be me, be passionate, be real
Wow, quite a list when you write it all down really. I’ve actually surprised myself typing this, sometimes words just flow when you don’t really think about it, your heart talks instead of your head.
What are you going to do this year? What did you score off your list for last year?
Let’s go for it gals, make 2012 a good one!