It’s January 1, 2016 and there is much discussion online about resolutions, thoughts and positive words about what you want to make of this coming year.
I have big plans. Well they’re not that big in the grand scheme of exciting plans, but really, I believe they’re probably the most important plans I’ve ever had.
This year, I plan to find ME again.
2015 kicked my arse, it was one the hardest years I have had to endure to date. So long, farewell and good riddance to it. I’m really looking forward to grabbing 2016 and showing it who’s the boss!
When I look back at photos from several years ago, I see a happy, determined person, who sure as heck was handling life a whole lot better than she has in recent times.
Now in photos, I look much, much older, tired, rundown and miserable. I don’t feel good about myself at all and I think the reason is because I haven’t had a chance to BE myself throughout the last 18mths or so.
Life took over and sucked me dry, and it’s time to find the balance between family, work, fun, and marriage so that I can start doing those little ‘Jacqui’ things once again.
What better opportunity is there than a new year to motivate and inspire you? Its certainly working for me.
Whilst my ‘plan’ is about finding all of me, mentally, emotionally and so forth, I am also going to take a selfie photo a day to see if inner happiness really does shine through to the outside.
I think it will be really interesting to see the difference that 12mths can make.
What are you searching for this year? Have you lost yourself amongst the chaos of family life too?