Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A fresh start

Did you know it's possible to be only weeks into a new year and already feel burnt out? I didn't, until 2016 hit us like a freight train. I love the coming of the new year - you know, making resolutions and goals and all that (even if they aren't always kept ;-) ) and just the concept of a fresh start. Last year wasn't my favourite for so many reasons, and although realistically - it could've been a lot worse, I was just so ready to say goodbye to 2015 and all the various dramas it entailed.

The upside of a trying year? You learn a lot. An awful lot. I know I came out of 2015 having discovered more about my boundaries / limitations / priorities and although it's still a work in progress, I'm getting there. I'm slowly figuring out the balance of being a good friend without becoming a doormat (fellow people pleasers can surely understand). I'm learning (trying to, so hard) to be content with our current circumstances and trying not to get too ahead of myself when it feels like the things we want just aren't going to happen on my timeline. And with the 6 letter c word also becoming an unfortunate reality in our family, I'm realising that you just never know when circumstances are going to change, life is short and really - you've got to make the most of it, good or bad, every day is a blessing.

So, 2016. I might still be feeling ready to escape and sleep for a month, but you know what - it's a new week and I'm finally excited about this fresh start. It is still the new year and bugger it 2016, you are going to be GOOD. I'm determined. I mean, this year I get to meet my daughter - I honestly don't know what is going to top that.

Bring it on, new year. I'm beyond exhausted but so ready.

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