I have been thinking about the year ahead. January is almost over and it is time to put my plans in motion. I’ve had some time to really think about what I want to accomplish this year. In my mind it is shaping up to be a year of discovery on many levels. I have lots of ideas, and many things I want to do. My hope is that I will be able to take things one at a time to see what I can accomplish instead of having lofty ideas and end up not executing anything. I am not going down that road this year.
Putting Away the Holiday
Given that February 1st is right around the corner, the first item on the agenda is to take down my Christmas tree. Most of the other decorations are boxed up, so with the tree being put away, I can get on with the rest of my plans for the year. The hardest part of putting it away is getting it back inside the box. Now that it is done, I feel like I am getting my space back.
I still have to box up all the ornaments, but I can really do that a little bit every day until they are all done. In the meantime, it’s safe to say that Christmas is officially over. While I am sad because it’s my favorite time of year, I know that in 10 months I can have my holiday back again. Given how quickly January went by, I know that these long months until Christmas will probably go by just as quickly.
My head is spinning with hundreds of tops representing all the many projects that I have in mind to do this year. Ideally, I am going to pick one, finish it and then move on to the next. Unlike when I pick up a book, and then pick up another book, and even a third book, then read all three at the same time. Don’t ask how I do it…but I do and can keep them all straight! Seriously though, I think that by concentrating on one big project at a time, it will be easier to get through everything.
I love the fact that all my spinning tops seem to be clearer these days. It’s so refreshing to feel like my old self each and every day. Some days are better than others, but that is okay. I don’t expect to feel completely normal again. After all, my life is completely different now because I am in a different season. I can’t long for what I had before because I am not the same person I was before. And that is okay too. I am going to #embracethechanges.
Year of Discovery
So with just four days left, I am tidying up and thinking about what I am going to call this year. 2016 was the “Year of the Great Purge”. Prior to that I had the “Year of Susan”. It’s been difficult t”o decide what I am going to call this year, but I have finally decided. 2017 is going to be my “Year of Discovery”. I plan on unearthing all sorts of things about life, myself and maybe even a few things in this house!
Will all join me this year? I suspect it is going to be a great journey!
Wishing you moments to discover yourself!