I have seen and read many retrospectives this week about the year 2017...the good, the bad and the ugly. I actually thought about doing something along that line with the blog and then other thoughts popped into my head. I have to go where the thoughts go...I can always retrospect later..LOL!
I will say I had my share of ups and downs in 2017 just like many other people. I laughed and I cried (more than I normally do) and yet I look back and think...what did I learn? I sit and ponder the learning experiences and boy did I learn a lot! I usually have to take a step back to do it, but it helps me resolve any residual anger or bad juju so to speak. The blog definitely helps with resolution and learning.
As I have mentioned for many years, I don't do resolutions. I am trying to be a bit more freewheeling and spontaneous, but have things somewhat planned so I know there is something coming up. I absolutely believe that after the hullabaloo of the holidays there should be something to look forward to in the coming months. So far I have a couple of trips planned (yes I will be in VA in March) and a few more trip ideas floating around. I am going to continue group meditation (phenomenal energy) and also take Reiki II. I am researching the start of a family support group for those that have family members in the memory care unit where my mother resides. I am researching the role of ombudsman/advocate whether in MA or VA. Of course, I'm still sorting and cleaning out the house...next up (after putting away the Christmas decorations) make a list of items to have updated/repaired in the spring. Also, try to take Lady out in the car more, she's not a fan, but I'm hoping if I get her used to it that we can travel a bit more together.
Part of my thoughtfulness over the next few months is what to do about coaching? My ICF certification ends today and I have not done anything to obtain CEUs, etc. The meetings are too far away from here and the webinars are fine if you have good internet service. I realize as I write that some of these are excuses, yet I have had no time to focus over the past couple of years on the certification part. I am thinking of taking a few coaching classes over the next year to bring me into focus and then I'll see how it goes. I'm not giving up the blog or doing what I do now, but might refocus the business.
I am going to leave it here for today. I hope the prospect of the New Year is exciting for you. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Take care. Chat soon. Marie
"New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change." - - Sarah Ban Breathnach
"Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one." - - Brad Paisley
"New year, new blessing, new grace and new opportunities, never allow the failures of the past to rub you of the blessings in the new year." - - Bamigboye Olurotimi