Game on: new year, new start, new path…

Happy New Year, readers!

Not that I want to brag or anything but the year started pretty neatly for a change… of course, last year ended quite nicely too. I have started my new year “resolutions” a week after my birthday, which was on Halloween. A little bit of margin doesn’t hurt sometimes, right!? Since then, I am holding fast and it is not that hard. I’ve read somewhere that it takes about 21 days to break a habit and create a new one. I am in the clear when it comes to my bad-unhealthy habit. Now, the trick is to come up with a new one… but I am getting ahead of myself.

The goals were…

You see, I had this very simple plan in 2017 which was to quit my “nocive” job, finish healing, find a new job, and put an end to my nocive habit… all this by the end of the year. I am proud to say that I have finally managed to reach my end of year goals on time. So, a little pat on the shoulder and a couple of thumbs up is not overreacting.

Finding balance

The job, I am starting next week and I am very excited about it. It is a four months assignment and I am already thinking of a strategy to make sure it won’t end there. At the same time, my officer told me I should not worry too much about it now that I have a foot in the door. I know she is right, but I do not think I can lower my guard just yet. At the same time though, I really want to enjoy that experience and get the most out of it so I guess I’ve got to do some inner-work. I think I know what needs to be done in order for me to remain calm about this issue. In other words, the trick is to find a balance between the “here and now” and the caution I need to observe while my “for now” precarious work situation still lingers.

Game on

That is it though… the rules of the game were given and it will all start next week; the finish line is a blur because in truth it does not really exist; it is very clear now. The game is on and I have finally understood how it should be played.

Now, this also means that I have to reinvent my writing routines and juggle between blog-writing and novel-writing… but if others can do it why not I? The writing is definitely something to look forward to now that I will have some “other-worldly” input to exploit. I am talking about people here… Blog-writing might concentrate more on yours truly without much quotes in the mix until my favourite poets – Poets of the Fall – come up with a new album – yes, this is another big event to look forward to.

All in all, I am very proud of myself but I am also very grateful to the people who have inspired me the entire past year… my husband, my friends and of course Poets of the Fall pep talks.

Thank you! I love you😍 .

Until next time 💞

Claire 😘

2 thoughts on “Game on: new year, new start, new path…

  1. I’m so happy for you! Things are looking great! Best of luck at the job, and I’m sure you’ll still be there after 4 months, unless it is your choice not to be! They’d be crazy to let go of you! <3 <3

    1. Thank you Susan! After 4 months they’d better find me another assignment then… but for now, I am going to enjoy every second of the new experience. We were told we’d panic and cry in the beginning because of the overwhelming sheer amount of work (we being my new colleague & I)… but since I’ve done that before, and that I’ve been warned about it too a few times too before hand, I might even enjoy the obligated chaos previous settling into the job. Happy New Year Susan <3

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