2013 is going to be a big year. I can feel it will be a great year full of challenges, new horizons, celebrations and a zesty, positive life.
2012 was tough. It was tough but through tough times you learn a lot about yourself. I learnt a lot about myself, my relationship with my partner and my relationship with my family. After 7 months in and out of hospital, and putting life on hold, I know I can handle the tough stuff. I know I have a family who loves me. I know I have a partner who finds it difficult to see me going into surgery, in pain and in hospital. I know that most of the battle is mental so keeping positive and working hard on living a positive and grateful life is essential. I am proud I did. This blog was an important part of the process. This blog is an important part of this process going forward.
So, 2013. Bring it on. New job in a new city in two weeks. Getting married in a month. That is a pretty good opener for the year. This year I am going to face challenges head on, not be afraid to try new things – and give it a go.
January has been good. Mostly warm, taking time to be at home, slowing down, gardening, preserving – all have been a focus. I have rediscovered the gym and physically working hard. It has been a long time and I had forgotten how much I like feeling strong and moving around. The exercise along with eating well – good fresh food – can’t beat it.