This may not be the feisty fist pump, jumping new year’s message you were looking for.
Notwithstanding it being the first FYBF post of the year, my mind’s made up:
2015 will not be about big goals or glamorous dreams.
In fear of sounding trite and passé, I’ve done big and brash. It’s been given a huge tick next to the era of my life that’s titled, “Corporate career bitch, constantly dissatisfied in her wayward journey of lost values”
Mistaking it for “ambition”, I would subconsciously make “happiness” unobtainable by peppering my own life with unrealistic expectations. All based on money, company accolades and stupidly, bad choices in men.
Funny how life flips around.
Asking my husband last year what he wanted for Christmas, he had to pause a bit to think before giving me a reply.
“You know when you’re blessed when you can’t think of anything…”
Dreams, goals, ambition and drive are all still so extremely important.
If they help your life evolve, change, shape for the better, absolutely, go for it!
Write that book this year.
Run that marathon (or three).
Aim and hit those big traffic stats for your blog.
Just don’t do what I did, forgetting to strip back to important basics; what I would be considered small but significant to someone else.
Sing to my kids the same Indonesian lullabies my Ma sang to me and slowly watch the same peaceful, calming effect it has on them as it did me.
Call an old friend who’s year was far rougher than mine, to reach out with no purpose or reason other than to say “Hi and RUOK?”
Give my mother a hug in church as she silently weeps, missing and thinking of my late cousin.
All the little things I do as a mum, wife, friend, daughter, sister – all add up to who I am and what I believe in. I’m just going to continue all this in 2015…and then some.
Happy New Year, lovelies.
Whether this year is big or small, make it yours.
Which camp are you in this year? The one for big things to happen? Or the small yet great?
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