I know it’s been awhile since I wrote in this space but I needed to take a step back for a bit of a breather. We all deserve breathers once in awhile, so I guess it was just my turn.
As 2017 comes to a close I think back on all that’s happened. It’s been a pretty crappy year.
As I type these words I think about the challenges I faced that helped me grow in new and different ways. Like a baby taking its first steps, I am walking in unchartered territory. It’s scary, hopeful and disarming.
I never liked making resolutions for the new year, but when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve I’ll say a prayer for a kinder year.
Here are a few things I’m hoping for. Perhaps you are too.
Love – To be surrounded by those who love me whether I’m well or not and understand that looking good doesn’t necessarily mean wellness.
Friendship – I’ve been blessed with incredible friends who I love dearly. I hope none grow tired of my need to cancel, sometimes at the last minute. This year I canceled almost a dozen social and business engagements. I hope that number changes. I miss socializing with good friends and attending important professional conferences and events.
Wellness – This is an overused term, yet it’s my goal and I’ll do whatever it takes to make it happen. A new gastroenterologist, acupuncturist, and nutritionist will help me find my way.
Kindness, Compassion, and Forgiveness – When someone isn’t in my corner I want to remember to keep kindness and compassion in my heart. I want to forgive those who’ve been unkind. The only way to inner peace is to forgive others and to forgive yourself. If everyone on the planet did this our world would be a better place.
Move forward – I want to keep my eye on the prize of happiness, both personally and professionally. Releasing what hurts from the past helps you step more easily into the next chapter. As for grief, that’s a process that takes as long as it takes. It’s different for everyone. To that end, things will never be the same. Still, we have to keep moving forward to successfully survive. That is the goal, to survive.
“Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.”~Sharon Adler
Gratitude – I am grateful for the unconditional love and support of my friends and family. I am grateful for every reader of my blog. I hope the experiences and information I share gives you a chance to stop, think, and be motivated to be your own best fabulous self.
Thank you for being a lovely part of my life and for following me on my crazy journey. I wish you a joyous, healthy and prosperous 2018! Peace and good health to all.