Being part of a few different social media's, the online world has been a buzz with many thoughts and reactions at the start of a brand new year over the past says. There are those who are so very happy to see the end of 2012 and those who are hoping for great things in 2013. Those who have great plans for the future and those happy to slide into the new year. While it is wonderful to see and read all about everyone's plans, it has left me a little melancholy.
You see, I can't quite put into words how I feel about the beginning of a new year. Yes 2012 was tough at times for me, but I try very hard to use these hard times as learning tools, to learn from any mistakes I may have made and try and improve on things for the future. I also have many things to be grateful for. We were blessed in many ways and have so much to be thankful for. Whilest my house has pretty much been pulled apart around my ears, we are grateful for good health and a wobbly roof over our heads.
So basically for me, it comes down to this. I have nothing wise to say. I don't have any new years resolutions. I haven't set myself a list of goals, because I know that list would only set me up for failure of some kind (I write unrealistic lists all the time) although I do have things I intend working on and improving about myself. I have learnt a lot from 2012 and hope to continue learning throughout 2013 too. I love to learn and I can feel change 'in my waters' too. Good change, probably subtle change, but just little things that I can do to make life for my little family and I just that little bit more brighter.
Upon reflection, I think I have a word that sums up 2013 for me. I think my word is 'change'. There is lots of I want to change, lots that will change - it just seems to be the word that pops into my mind when I think of this brand new year. Do you have a word that sums up your hopes for 2013? I'd love to hear.
Thank you to those who have traveled along on this little journey with me. I thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to spend a few minutes with me each week. I thank you for your comments on my blog posts, you have no idea how much these comments have helped me time and time again. I am grateful for the few dear friends who have chosen to have me as part of their lives. I will forever be grateful for you too and the amazing support you give to me. I hope to share a lot more of our little corner of the world with you again this year too - including much more about our renovating. (Yes I WILL get my head around all that has happened/is happening here and share it with you, I promise).
For me, I don't want to sit back and hope that 2013 is a good year, I am going to do all in my power to make it the best year that I can. Here's to a year filled with change, happiness, health and a whole lot of fun too. Happy New Year to you from me xxx