Happy New Year!
Obviously you never know what is coming around the corner, but we still look forward and make plans. Having a vision of the life you want to live, and a road-map to get you there helps you to focus on the things that are important to you. If life throws you a curve-ball, you can reassess and adjust your plans, but at least you know the overall direction you are heading.
These are the principles I follow as I make my plans for the year. I know what I want – but I’m prepared to redraw the route as I go.
For example, I haven’t made quite as much progress with some of these as I’d like through January – it’s been a very busy month at work, and I’ve also had a horrible cough and cold that I can’t seem to shift, which has made me pretty tired. However – there’s always next month!
Make every day an adventure. A chance to make life better – for yourself and/or for people around you. Make life fun. Surround yourself with people who you love and who fill you with joy.
New Year – new plans
Following last year – I’ve set myself a range of goals and lifestyle choices. Each week, I’ll aim to do something towards each life area. Mostly, the stuff I post here on the blog will be connected to what I am doing in these areas. Of course, I’ll be aiming to tackle all these areas of my life with a playful, joy and fun-seeking attitude.
What has January held?
We saw in New Year at home, but all managed to stay awake until midnight, where I made the children dance to Auld Lang Syne and supped on the sloe gin my niece made for me in the Summer. New Year’s Day we headed to The Lost Garden’s of Heligan with father-in-law. A week later we headed down to Gwithian Towan’s beach for a sea-swim, then across to St Michael’s Mount for some sunset photos. We spent a weekend up in Stoke-on-Trent with father-in-law, commemorating my lovely mother-in-law, who died last January. We spent a day browsing and having fun in Truro. Then last weekend we went to the open-day at Callywith College for the boy, then for lunch and a walk at National Trust Lanhydrock House