I was really looking forward to a long weekend but have come down with the first winter’s cold. My NYE has consisted of chicken soup, tea and honey and lots of tv. I have been binge watching HGTV all day, my dream is now to flip houses for a living.
So it’s that time again, when everyone reflects on the past year and makes resolutions for the new year… so here goes my prerequisite rambling…. I said 2016 would be the year I would quit drinking and start exercising, well I am happy to say I actually fulfilled that goal. I will keep this momentum going in 2017 and hopefully shed some pounds too.
My goal for 2017 is continued self improvement. Now that I am not trying to escape or blot out my emotions with alcohol, I have to find a better way to deal with them. I want to improve my self confidence and people skills. I struggle with criticism and confrontation. I know I can’t avoid it, so I need to work at it. I have to realize I’m not being attacked and stop being defensive. It’s the hardest thing I struggle with. There are people at my job and customers I deal with that I’d love to tell to sod off (really would use the F word here, but trying to be polite). I know I can’t do that, so I will be looking for better ways to problem solve and deal with stressful situations.
I want to expand my creativity too. I have a closet overflowing with art supplies that are just waiting too be used. I have to fit in some me time to do that.
2016 had some bad points but good things that came out of them. I miss my dog the most, in December it was 6 months since I put him down. I think of him all the time. He was like my soul dog if soul mates in dog form exist. I believe he’s watching over us and is always close. I know he’s wishing us a wonderful 2017.