Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Every other year on my blog I have written a summary of my year on New Years Eve and the things I hope to achieve for the year ahead. 2012 I didn't. And as I sit here and think of the year that was 2012, not doing that summary post really summed up my 2012! I just plain ran out of time. I felt like 2012 was running at full pace and I just couldn't keep up. Only 24 blog posts for the whole year. 24?! I had said at the beginning of 2012 that "yes" was something I needed to explore more, that I needed to say yes more, and I think that may have been my downfall! Towards the end of the year I learned that "no" was probably a little better for my sanity!
The beginning of 2012 saw me saying yes to way too many hours at work. Way too many. Then Easter crept up and my facebook page went nuts with so many people wanting custom bunnies and I just kept on saying yes. While still saying yes at the day job. So mid way through the year I felt as though I'd already done a whole year, I was exhausted! It saw me then in hospital and struggling for months to get back to "normal". Then the unexpected surgery really forced me to slow down and that's when I realised that "no" was a much better word for me! Having that forced time away from work and left to potter around at home helped me get back some perspective.
So 2013 will once again be the year of me I've decided! I'll say no without feeling guilty, I'll do what makes me happy, and I'll try to live in the moment and enjoy those little things much more. Here's to a great 2013!