The first week of a new year can be quite liberating, knowing there is an entire year ahead that is full of the unknown, new opportunities, new challenges, new adventures. This particular new year is quite significant for me as I am starting a clean slate in several areas of my life. I no longer have a 9-5 job (doesn't mean I have no job or that I am not working my butt off.... just means I have no 9-5!). I sold my property at the end of 2017, I will reinvest, but for now I am looking forward to the liberating feeling of not farewelling the majority of my income the second it arrives in my account.
The beginning of a new year can bring on a lot of reflections on the past years. It was a big year but I realise how introspective I became. I didn't socialise too much, I was too busy trying to get to a better place financially and within myself. I became a hermit but I ended up learning a lot through the process. My daughter and I had our first overseas trip, just the two of us. I found it stressful and full of anxieties but soooooo rewarding. We need to do much more of it so that the anxieties and stresses reduce. Being away with a little one helped us both to grow at a rapid rate. We have seemed to get into a really good groove, she is listening better than before, she is constantly talking about our time in Japan which makes me have no doubts about whether she will enjoy being away again throughout 2018
I am entering this year with big plans (don't we all?!). It is the last year I have my daughter all to myself before she starts school so I plan on travelling a lot with her. This is the last year that I don't have to worry about school holidays too much. She is at pre-school so I will have to stick to them a a little though.
New beginnings have always brought a feeling of excitement for me. It is an opportunity to really bring about positive change. I know many people who get nervous at the thought of such change but I relish it. I think that is why I am so excited about 2018, everything is new. There is so much unknown ahead of me and I plan to make every second count. 2015, 2016, 2017 were tough years but I believe that we all go through these times to build us and to prepare us for positive things ahead. I am excited to see what lays ahead.
Sending love and light to anyone who stumbles across my page. I hope that 2018 brings you endless love, laughter and success ❤️❤️