Happy New Year?

Is there a cut off date when we can no longer say happy new year? Well as I’ve not said it yet, I still think it’s OK; so “Happy New Year”. Right get yourself a mug of tea or coffee, maybe a slice of cake and lets FIKA!

Well I’ve taken a longer break from nurturing my friendship with creativity, than intended! For me trying to find the time to balance all of these friendships; work, creativity, play, life, all became a bit too much at the end of 2018 and into 2019.

We all have that friendship which is very one way. You give and give and get very little in return. For me this describes my friendship with work. Although at times I do love my friendship with work, for me it helps define who I am, recently the friendship has taken a darker turn.

So during my break with creativity, I’ve been doing some soul searching and I want 2019 to be my year of ‘balance’. For too long I’ve felt very unbalanced with all of these friendships and I need to become centred in what I’m doing going forward.

A lot of difficult conversations have taken place, and there are still more to come, but I know I will get to my goal of balance.

I’ve been spending a lot of time at the beach, for me it’s a great place to connect with the world around me. The weather in January can be very unforgiving at times, but it really helps to blow the cobwebs away and helps give me perspective.

It’s this perspective that has helped me to realise my overall goal of balance and helped me to take action to achieve this. Although I’m not in a place to share everything right now, I promise we’ll keep this dialogue going!

Finally I want to leave you with a quote that I’ve been carrying around in my wallet (yes written on the back of an envelope), which has really been helpful to me:
A dream written down becomes a goal.
A goal broken into steps becomes a plan.
A plan backed by action becomes reality.

I hope you all have a great Monday and speak real soon.

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