It’s New Year’s Eve. Another 365 days around the sun. It’s been quite a year; quite the two years! A complete change in lifestyle for so many. Losses, heartache, uncertainty, anxiety, aggravation, and chaos. Although not completely unscathed, we made it here nonetheless.
Giving Myself A Gift
After living a quarantine lifestyle for the past two years, I’ve decided to give myself a gift. It’s not something that you can buy, rather it’s something I am giving back to myself. Time. More time to do the things I love and less time mindlessly distracting myself from the mess the world is in.
This New Year’s Eve, I am beginning the process of downsizing myself from the things that have prevented me from living the life I need to feel whole. With the stress of the last two years, it’s time to get back to the time when I felt good about myself. Start doing activities that brought me great joy. I have numerous projects that are started, but I have not finished. Stacks of books that I have not read, and reviews that need to be written; my deepest apologies to the authors I have let down.
One of the ways I can get back to doing all of this, is stepping away from the computer, believe it or not! It’s more like stepping away from some of the online connectedness that has helped me to feel less isolated for the past two years. I still need to use a computer every day for work, and I will still need to use the computer for my writing and research. It’s just stepping away from some of the other stuff for a while.
No New Year’s Eve Resolutions
There won’t be any resolutions this New Year’s Eve. Rather, I will consciously work towards those activities that have gone by the wayside. My life is still in boxes, but there are parts I can access easily enough. We have another three to six months or so to work through a few health challenges, and then we hope to find our forever home and unpack.
I am most looking forward to retrieving our things from long-term storage. By the time we move, it will be more than two years since it was all packed up and hauled away to parts unknown. It will feel like Christmas all over again when we unpack!
This will be my last post for 2021. The new year will see me writing more book reviews and talking about what I am working on. I am looking forward to reviving the creative juices and creating new things for others to enjoy.
Wishing you all health, happiness, and much love. Be safe this New Year’s Eve!