Looking to the Future
So here it is, another year been and gone, and another one has just begun. Why does time seem to move so much faster as an adult?
It only seems like yesterday when we were hanging up the decorations and now the rooms seem so big and bare. As though in the blink of an eye the days have simply vanished, leaving a faint trace of memories behind.
It’s at this time of year, I always seem to find myself feeling rather reflective. Although, looking back over the past year, I can’t help but think of the all the goals I haven’t achieved and the all the people I’ve lost connection with. I wonder how they’re doing?
For some reason my mind fails to recall all the good times I’ve had. And there have been many beautiful memories made. There have been dark days along the way but I shouldn’t let them over-shadow the good.
Last year was a year of big changes for me. This blog was born, through which I’ve ‘met’ many inspiring people, and I started studying a completely unfamiliar course which hasn’t been easy. There have been times where I’ve questioned the decisions I’ve made and wondered how my life could have turned out so differently.
But that is part of the beauty of a new year. It’s a chance to reflect on the year gone by, learn from the mistakes that have been made and look to the future. It’s a chance to wipe the slate clean. I know this doesn’t entirely work- you don’t just wake up in the new year and your life is magically resolved of all its problems. (Although I wish I did). But it is an opportunity to set new goals and look forward to all the wonderful things to come.
And there is so much to look forward to. This year I will complete my first year at uni. My blog will turn one. I have a few small trips planned. And with each day that passes, the nights grow shorter. There are so many little things in life to look forward to, such as spending time with those who really matter. And, if I’m being honest, I think those moments can be the most important.
This is the year I hope to push myself and work on being me. But I’m not putting a time limit on myself. There will be set backs along the way. And that’s okay. I just have to learn to not let this cloud my judgement and become my sole focus (which I’m guessing will be easier said than done).
I have a feeling that this year is just the start of beautiful things to come for us. Here’s to the start of the new year, new memories and new experiences.
I’d love to hear what goals you have set yourself or things you planned for the year!
Until next time