When it gets to this time of the year I do my 'evaluation' thing of the past months and what my goals are for the following year. it started out as writing a list of the things that had happened that I was either proud of or happy about, or getting to tick off something on the 'things I must do in my life time' list. It's mainly a reflection on what has happened, how far I've come and what I still want to accomplish. It helped me to gain perspective especially when I was deep in depression, just being thankful I'd made it through one more year was something to be grateful for.
So I was hoping to share my reflections with everyone here please feel free to add your answers to these questions!
A) What 3 things did you do this year that you're proud of, or happy about, or something you really needed to do to take care of yourself?
1. I stuck by a friend even when things were extremely difficult and the rest of my friends thought I was being crazy. (everything worked out fine in the end... )
2. I grew some more of a back bone
3. I picked up 3kg's. (I know this sounds mad! Honestly I've been very thin most of my life and really wanted just a pound or two to look healthier. With all the stress with taking care of ma I could never even hold onto an extra 1kg) These days I often get told I'm looking much better with the little bit of extra padding - and I'm actually looking forward to updating the wardrobe with jeans and skirts that fit better - yeah okay, I'm not normal!
B) What are you looking forward to next year?
Several things in fact, there are plans to go to Scotland in June or July, I'm hoping to change jobs and maybe join a company that is more stable, and lastly I'm just looking forward to a brand new year and everything that may come with it. New experiences, new friendships, learning new things.
Looking forward to the responses!