So tonight we bid farewell to 2014, and I felt it only appropriate to do a quick wrap-up post on the year gone by. Here we go….

This year has flown by in an instant. It has been filled with a number of ups, downs and major life decisions that I can’t even count. If I did we would be here for days! It went a little something like this; Birthday, University work, graduated, new job, left new job, Christmas with a few trips and holidays in between!

Like I say, if I go in to detail about everything that happened we would be here until 2016, but I want to take a minute to talk about something that occurred quite a lot during this year. Change. I’ve had a few conversations with different people about changes in their life that they have made or want to make. And it made me look at myself and realise that I don’t really want to change at all. I like who I am. The only thing I want to do is grow. And no I don’t mean physically, at 5’5″ I’m quite happy with my height!

No, what I really mean is that I want to do exactly what I’m doing right now, but better. That may not sound right, but it’s the only way that I can think to explain it. For example I have a number of hobbies that I like to do; reading, writing, drawing, photography and videos, sports. But I don’t feel like I have accomplished enough with the things that make me truly happy this year. So that’s my goal for next year. I’m not planning on setting myself any targets, because I find that it just makes me stressed and anxious when I realise that I have ‘failed’ miserably at the end of the year. But instead my “resolution” of sorts is simply this. I’m going to do what makes me happy.

I started working on this towards the end of the year. A few of you may know, if you follow me anywhere, that I left my job in December. An awkward time to find oneself unemployed, but all the same the right decision for me to make, because it wasn’t making me happy. That isn’t to say that I wasn’t working for a brilliant company with some of the loveliest people you could meet. There was just something missing. I didn’t feel the spark. So I made the decision to leave. I feel that if I can make a decision as huge as that once, why can’t I make more life changing decisions for myself in the years to come?

So from me and mine, to you and yours, I wish you a very happy New Year! May it be filled with love, light and laughter and bring with it good fortunes and all that you wish for yourselves and others.

book 2015