The New Year is just around the corner and I have high hopes.
2015 drained me emotionally. The year was relentlessly hard in all ways and may have even been one of the hardest years of my life.
Is it wrong to expect that the magic turn of 2015 into 2016 will change anything in my life? Probably. But I have to hope for something; and right now it’s for a better year ahead.
I’ll be working hard in 2016 to create the positive changes I need in my life. I don’t expect anything good to be just handed to me inside a golden egg. I know life doesn’t work like that.
I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions, but this time I’m going to write a list of goals for 2016. Maybe together they’ll create a pathway for me. Or maybe I’ll forget them. I don’t know.
I’m excited about plunging back into writing again next year. I want to dive deeper, and achieve more, creatively, in 2016.
I’m also looking forward to learning Spanish with a dear friend. Possibly others will join us and we’ll form a group. The geographical distances between us will mean we’ll need to create some kind of online community to do this. I’ve no idea about how we’ll do any of it yet, but it’ll be an adventure. I’ve wanted to learn a second language since my teens.
The Perth Writer’s Festival will be on in late February 2016, and I’m excited to be attending again. I’ve already organised my accommodation with a city friend.
So I guess I’ll keep looking upward and moving forward as best I can. Even if at times it feels like I’m hobbling with one leg amputated, metaphorically speaking, and my brain a scrambled mess.
What are you most looking most forward to in 2016?