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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all the best for 2013. If you’ve made any resolutions, good luck with them! I hope you achieve all you dream of.

I’ve just been looking back over the archives and found that I didn’t write a blog post this time last year. I do tend to hibernate in the winter months sometimes. However, looking back to 2010, I wrote this post, in which I summed up the year in 24 words. If you’re wondering why 24 words, pop back to my 2010 post to find out about Meg Pickard’s Mayfly project.

So, as I haven’t done this for two years, I’ve decided to give myself 50 words (yes, I gave myself an extra two) to sum up the past two years, and here it is:

Birth. Baby. Joy. Post-natal pre-eclampsia. Loss of identity. Becoming ‘Mummy.’ Love. So much love.  Sleepless nights. Breast, Bottles, nappies…. Returning to work. Returning to ‘me.’ Starting a ‘Mummy’ blog. Watching baby grow into a walking, talking little boy.  Wondering where the time went. Starting a novel. Writing. People. Poetry. Family. 

Wondering about the past two years but can’t  be bothered to trawl through the archives? Here you go…

2010:
Wedding. Malaysia. Marriage. Completing a poetry collection. Career shift towards writing and coaching. Morning sickness. Baby bump. Learning to drive (finally). Believing. Doing. Being.

2009:
Poetry. Family. Love. Overcoming challenges. Tying up loose ends. Reconnecting with old friends. Getting engaged. Blogging. Starting to believe anything’s possible. Moving towards ‘anything.’

As well as summing up the past two years, I have also been thinking about my future plans. As it’s pretty much more of the same I won’t list them here but I will be emailing myself today via Future me, so that this time next year I can look back at where I am now and see how much I achieved (if anything!). I forgot to do this last year I’ve missed having that comparison.

How about you? How would you sum up your year in 24* words? If you prefer not to look back, then what are your plans for the coming year (if you’re happy to share them)? Please leave a comment below as I’d love to hear from you!

Have a New Year cupcake with me!

*Oh go on then, have 50 if you need ’em 🙂 If you write a whole blog post be sure to post the link back here so that I can have a read!

You’re amazing

I just got an email from Future Me.  It was a summary of how I was feeling at the start of October, and advice for the new year.  It reads like it was written by someone else!  I was clearly in a good place then.  Now, not so much, but all things pass…

So, I thought I would take the nicest thing I said to myself back then, and share it with you.  Because we’re all amazing, and sometimes things happen and we can forget that.

‘You are amazing.  Other people being amazing doesn’t make you any less so.  Celebrate their successes, and remember to celebrate your own too.  There is room for all of us to Shine.’

I thought it might be a nice way to start the year.

End of the Noughties…

So, it’s the end of another year, and as the noughties come to a close and we head into double figures (what are we calling 2010 onwards, anyone? I’m still not quite sure how that’s going to work), I’ve been reflecting on the past year of my life and looking towards 2010 and what the New Year might bring.

I was planning to write a post about what I’ve been up to, and what might be happening next for me, and then I came across the Mayfly project. Every year since 2000, Meg Pickard has asked her readers to look back over the previous year, and then sum it up. In 24 words. Yep, just 24 words. So, rather than write a whole new post and possibly waste a lot of words, here are the 24 words I posted over on Meg’s blog:

Poetry. Family. Love. Overcoming challenges. Tying up loose ends. Reconnecting with old friends. Getting engaged. Blogging. Starting to believe anything’s possible. Moving towards ‘anything.’

Cutting everything down to 24 words really moves the focus to what’s important, and reading it back showed me how far I have come over the past year. If I can keep this focus into the New Year, who knows what I can achieve in 2010…? I don’t really make New Year’s resolutions, but if I had to sum up my attitude for next year in one statement, it would be this: ‘Keep on moving.’

How would you sum up your 2009..? If you can do it in 24 words, post those words over at the Mayfly project and link to it here. If you find that word count a bit restrictive, please feel free to comment here in as many of as few words as you’d like to use.

Finally, whatever you are doing tonight, I hope that your 2010 gets off to a great start, and wish all of you all the very best for the New Year!

Honest x