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.
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.
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 💞