2018 What a year. It had some highs but it also had some real lows. But I have welcomed 2019 in with open arms, ready to go with the flow and continue to enjoy my life.
My last blog was September and I refuse to feel guilty about the fact that I haven’t written since then. The truth is there has been so much happening at home as well as the fact that I started a new role as Assistant Agent at Aston Management my time and energy was taken up just managing other things. Having taken a long period of time off to rest and recover from medical issues, my creative side was suffering. Working with Jo Southwell at Aston Management has really bought me as a person back to life. My creative side is starting to come back to life.
Usually the first thing I would do in a New Year would be to announce all the things that I wanted to do, resolutions, targets (most of which I would fail at). This year started with me just being present and feeling my way. I really wanted to just take my time, the last thing that I wanted to do was put pressure on myself to achieve and set myself all of these things that I MUST do. So that is exactly what I did. I have taken some time to just live and take each day as it comes.
Of course, I have things that I want to do. Things that I have had on my vision board or my List that have actually presented themselves to me through January. I am a total believer in manifestation and vision boards, so just watch this space.
This blog post isn’t really giving too much away, is it? It is just me emptying my thoughts onto the page, telling you really that I am still here and thank you for sticking around.
Stop and take a moment!
I am sharing now a blog post that I read in January that really made stop and think and totally resonated with how I feel or have felt in the past:
I follow Kelly and Jeff Mindell on Instagram, who both inspire me so much. When I read Kelly’s blog post in January it made me a little emotional, because sometimes you have to take stock and make some really tough decisions in your life that will regrettably affect other people. But you still have to make those decisions for your own welfare. Why is it as humans we leave it to the last minute to take care our ourselves? The pressure that we put ourselves under isn’t helped by social media and you have to be really careful not to get sucked in. It is so easy to feel completely inadequate compared to your peers.
I am a huge social media fan, but even I have taken a step back and really thought about how I was using it and how it was making me feel.
Be who you want to be. Be truthful and honest and real.
Other blogs that I love!
Vicki Psarias Founder of Honest Mum blog and Author of book MUMBOSS
Helen Redfern and her fab blog A Bookish Baker
So what now?
For now I have brain dumped all of my ideas in a notebook/diary. I plan to write lots more this year but I can’t at this stage tell you when that will be. If I commit to a schedule that I cant realisically do, I would be being dishonest with myself and lying to you. That is not what I am about. I have always been proud of the fact that I am pretty transparent. I write from the heart and I want to continue to do that.
However that said, I am completely aware that I have a LOT to fill you in on from the past year:
Just looking through my diary from last year, I have a years worth of blog posts! Insane!
Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend.
Love Susan xxx