Every year towards the end, I try to take some time and reflect on the year that has passed, as well as, make some plans for the following year. So here it is:
This year was tough, I'm not going to lie. Reading, writing, art and music saved me from myself. I'm proud of myself for taking the time to heal---my mind, body, and spirit. (I danced, read, traveled, and learned meditation techniques that have helped with my anxiety and depression) Reconnection was the theme of this year and I feel more whole and productive at years end then at the beginning, so that is good, and I want to keep that going in 2016.
I also made an executive life decision, and am leaving two out of my three jobs at the end of this year. I'm hoping by making room, something more positive can find it's way in; something I care and feel passionate about.
I've also been getting over my fear of driving, by getting behind the wheel again. It still gives me anxiety, I'm not going to lie, but if I want to be able to get out on my own, I have to find the courage to conquer this lingering fear. However, I have noticed that more and more drivers are distracted, which scares the crap out of me. Whatever you're doing isn't important and can wait until you get to your destination. I feel like an old lady behind the wheel, mean mugging my way to my destination, with my hands at three and six. I'm hoping I will get better and more relaxed with practice.
The theme of this coming year is 'Care-er' which means to me to keep practicing self-care and take the time to find a career that fits my talents and personality as a carer. It also means that I need to take the time to declutter myself of habits that don't work for me any more and create new habits that suit me better.
I have no illusions that 2016 will be another difficult year, but I'm hoping to emerge better than before.
Wishing you all a very happy holiday season and nothing but health and happiness in 2016!