At church on Sunday our pastor was talking about finishing well. I always love this time of year to think about what I want to achieve next year. What I don’t tend to do so often, is remember what’s been achieved in the past twelve months.
Something he said really resonated with me – how I end 2012, will affect how I start 2013. I may not have achieved all I wanted to this year, but my attitude towards finishing 2012 can affect my effectiveness on what I want to achieve in 2013.
So do you have an idea of how you’d like to finish out this year and start the next one? This may be a list of resolutions, or perhaps it’s an idea or two brimming at the surface that you’ve yet to look further into.
Can I encourage a theme for 2013? Education. There are so many things in life that can be learnt – facts, skills, relationships, habits, the list goes on. Make it a goal of yours to continue to educate yourself for the better.
This may just be choosing to look at life from a different approach or it may be signing up to undertake a course or learn a new skill. My great grandmother was a firm believer in, ‘the day I stop learning is the day I die.’
For me, 2012 has been an incredible year:
- I married my beautiful fiancé
- We now get to share life together daily
- I started work casually at an education institution I’ve been keen to work at for the past few years
- This has resulted in a contract for 2013
- I got kicked in the head by a horse and ended up in an induced coma for 4 days
- This showed me how incredible my husband is by sticking by me, looking after me and encouraging me to take things slow for the health of my head
Things I have achieved or completed in 2012 are making 2013 look like a very promising year, indeed!