It’s no secret I got lost along the way.
Like all new mothers, you get overwhelmed and the crazy bint in me still had ambitions I wasn’t willing to give up…. it left me without a shred of personality to give anything online. “We miss you! Write something!” I had friends say. “You’re so crap, you’re not making the effort.” The truth is, I put my all into my kids, my home, my relationships and my work. Bereft when it came to writing and that ambition that I had of one day publishing. But perhaps that will change in 2018.
2017 has been my biggest year yet. I have learnt SO much. Not just at work and being a leader, but also in managing myself, the situations around me and the way my health and body have responded to all the above. I have never been more attuned to the serenity prayer than I am today…. it is my mantra.
God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.
I usually make resolutions at the start of the year, and at the end of year I measure myself on what I had promised. This hadn’t changed but this year, I was finding that I had a massive amount to say and I didn’t think I could do it in one post.
Great news, I thought. In this world of ADHD and online content that fuels it, blogging has pretty much died. It’s all about content and promotion and brands wanting to use outlets like these to reach audiences. But way back when we started writing, it really was all about the words and how we felt. I really want to revisit that in 2018. So bear with me, but this will be the start of ickle’s verbal diarrhoea once again.
I’m kind of excited to write for the heck of it again.
And kudos guys, to you lot for being here despite my shitty absence all these years.