I hope the beginning of 2017 has been great so far for everyone reading this!
This week we are anticipating how 2017 will differ from 2016 for each of us.
Someone posted his on Facebook and I agree, but I also have an addition:
I would add: And there are parts of me that are new.
One big change that I see continuing is the change in family. My grandson was with me most of his life and although we call, text and Skype, he and my son have moved nearly 600 miles away. Even if he were to come back, it would not be what it was. But how can it? The boy is now a teenager!
That isn’t to say that there isn’t family here, including my granddaughters, to keep me hopping, just nowhere near as much.
I foresee myself letting go of more of the past, especially things that are no longer needed or feasible to use. I had started slowing down and as time goes on, and health goes down, I know that there are things that I did before that I no longer have the time, stamina, hands, knees, back or interest for, nor do I have as much family or as many visitors and/or organizations who were [guinea pigs] receivers of my handiwork or foodwork.
Letting go of these things frees up space. I can find what I actually use and have room to do the things that I still want to do and can do.
This year, I am knuckling down, back to the keyboard. I did not complete more than one or two works of writing, (except for this blog, every week, except the couple when my pc crashed). I bounced around ideas, pecked-out a few new lines, worked on several WIPs …and never submitted one thing, I realize! Last year went too quickly for me, this year, I am getting that part of myself back.
And my other sadly neglected blog is going to get something done with it, bless its little heart.Tonette Joyce:Food, Friends, Family will be seeing new ideas. I somehow picked up a number of readers/subscribers this past year and I never even threw them a bone! A series I had ready was destroyed in the first computer crash. I lost pix, recipes…and heart. It will be back.
I will also be finding new ways to make myself as healthy under the circumstances as I can, as I accept that life is changing.
I finally see those around me accepting the changes, which is healthy.(So did the doctors.)
Denial is not helpful; denial is the opposite of encouragement, as they are discovering.
So, although life has not been perfect and problems are still around, I am staring 2017 with a lighter heart and an upbeat attitude.
I hope you are, too!