New Year’s Eve has always been a reflective time for me; a time when I weigh up mistakes, regrets and achievements. As I embrace a New Year full of promise, I am able to laugh at all my embarrassing blunders and there are usually many.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing and maybe would have saved me from that last glass of wine which seemed a good idea at the time but left me dancing on the table at my work’s Christmas Party and then spending the rest of the evening talking to the Big White Telephone. Dating the wrong boy; well, we all know how that story ended! The extreme change of hair colour; what was I thinking! Not to mention my brief foray as a relationship counsellor.
One valuable lesson learned this year is that no one knows what truly lies around the corner and that life is just too damn short to spend a minute stressing over what you did or didn’t do; or even what you could have done differently. At the time you did what you thought was right which was better than simply doing nothing and any way being a spectator rather than a participator is cowardly way to live your life. Grasp those opportunities for you or they will not come this way again.
So from our home to yours, I wish each and every one of you all a year filled with much happiness, good fortune & good health shared with those you love.
My mantra this year? Suck it up, Precious, because 2014, I’m going to kick your ass!