Hi everyone and Happy New Year! It’s been a while since I’ve written a life update post so let’s a have a little catch up.
Firstly, I hope your 2018 has got off to a pleasant start. I feel like mine has. I feel a lot more invigorated about so many things; my job, my art, my aims and my social life.
During winter, it’s all too easy to let the cold and dark days impact upon my mood and cast doubt on many areas of my life. So I’ve been combating dark nights and mornings through reminding myself of things to be grateful for.
I know people care about me
I am lucky enough to know a handful of people who actually go out of their way to get in touch with me to see how I am and include me in their plans. Not all of my close fiends are nearby right now but knowing that they think to send me a message and ask how things are in my life really does means a lot.
I have a roof over my head
There have been far too many stories in the news recently about homeless people dying on our streets. It’s harrowing. As much as I hate hearing about it and talking about it, more needs to be done to help those who are worse off than ourselves.
These horrifying stories are also a harsh reminder that I am so, so lucky to have a roof over my head and somewhere to go should something happen in my current situation. It also means that I am in a position to help others less fortunate.
I have a job I enjoy
We might all question how much we need a job when the alarm goes off on a Monday morning but I am very, very lucky to genuinely enjoy 99% of the work I do each day. I get to be both creative and technical in equal measure which makes me really happy.
I go into my job each day to see my colleagues but also my friends and some of the funniest moments of my life have been at work.
I have things to look forward to
When a new year is stretched out ahead of you, it can seem quite daunting trying to plan in goals and fulfill New Year resolutions. Putting a strict timescale on achieving something not only sucks the fun out of things but can actually make me feel anxious at meeting self-imposed deadlines.
Instead, I plan my future around things to look forward to because if there’s nothing exciting waiting around the corner life quickly seems dull.
How has your 2018 been so far?