Here we are once again at the end of another amazingly quick and full year! This year in particular rushed by as I began my new job in a dream location only 26 minutes from home after commuting to Melbourne and back for the past 2 years. Finally, all my hard work paid dividends and I have ended up exactly where I put out my intention on this exact day 12 months ago…
Isn’t life just so amazing that we can intend or commit to something so strongly in our minds that if you pursue this pure thought and never get sidetracked, never listen to those who tell you it cant be done, never doubt for one second that it cant be done, it works, it all comes together because that’s the law, that’s the law of attraction in full fireworks…and when it does come together, the feelings of accomplishment it creates are soooooo magical….
I feel that as each year goes by I am getting a bit better at this thing we call life which is great because I am more than halfway through it!. I am finally learning from mistakes and not repeating them over and over again. I believe if I take the time to write down my plans, take solid steps each and every day towards the outcome of what I want to see in our lives, then it will show up and that’s an incredibly exciting place to begin a new year….
So, as I sit here tonight contemplating a whole new year before me and planning for those things I want to see most in 2016, I proudly look back at what I managed to accomplish in 2015 – and can safely say that all my beautiful family and friends I have loved in 2015 are still with us to love and share our lives in 2016.
In 2015 –
I Quit Sugar and managed to get my cravings under control while losing 6 kilos in the process. I have fallen off the wagon a bit over Christmas as we do but know enough now to not let it run my life, and can easily get back to normal once this holiday period is over. I have not gained back any weight, and am just focusing on remaining steadily at a healthy weight for my age.
I took up walking, and joined the Global Corporate Challenge at work, a great achievement for me as I really was a bit of a couch potato. Any chance I got to grab a book, I would rather sit and read rather than move, so I know this has inspired me to thinking wherever I can to move more, now I do. Next year I have already told a lady at work I will be joining her twice a week for a 45 min walk and aerobic stairs workout plus I aim to catch the bus each day which means a 10 minute walk to and from morning and night.
I began to really spend time meditating and have found the peace in this ancient practice along with the realisation it really can change your life, for what you want outside begins with visualizing it on the inside first. This practice is going to become a daily new habit for me in 2016.
And of course, my beautiful little cottage was built and painted. This was an incredible gift from my husband to me who shares my vision of making our beach retreat the most beautiful we can. We are planning now to begin changing some of the inside of our home in 2016, there will be more painting and new flooring and bench tops for our kitchen finally.
So overall, did I have a good year? On the surface it looked great but the truth be told, its been a challenging one, full of wake up calls and reminders that life can change in an instant, but the main thing I learnt from this year is I absolutely chose the right life partner; he never lets me down, ever. He is my rock, my best friend and my confidant and when life throws me curve balls, he is the one I turn to who I can sit and ponder, and work out where to next… we are a great team and I am very blessed to have him in my life.
Today, I received an email on the stats of this blog for 2015, I don’t usually share this information but as I read it I thought, wow, there are so many of you out there who I will never personally know, but who are connected by the sharing of my little stories and this is truly an amazing feeling. This little blog which began as a creative outlet for me while I was at a job which did not hold my passion, just a sharing of my thoughts, of things I have learnt over time and gives me great joy to write, share and spread a little wisdom, has had over 900 views in 2015. Wordpress, the platform I write this blog on informed me:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 15 trips to carry that many people.