Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

31 Dec

Well, I think it goes without saying that 2016 sucked… a lot. Both on a global scale and personally, this year has had more than its fair share of sh*t happen.

So, as I sit here on my lounge room floor in what can only loosely be described as pyjamas–it’s just a singlet and undies, it’s so hot–hogging a fan and using a face mask, I thought I would say goodbye to 2016… Maybe even flip it the bird.

Long story short, seeing as I can’t actually remember a lot of what’s happened, it’s such a blur, the “highlights” would probably be that I had to move house twice this year and I nearly had a nervous breakdown. According to last year’s post, my mantra for the year was “this too shall pass” and that’s exactly what I’ve had to keep telling myself throughout 2016 as well.

Enough with what sucked. I did actually have some good news this year. Despite still having ovarian cysts, they’re currently not troublesome enough to warrant more surgery or a change in hormonal treatment for a while. Hooray! Also, spending time with my niece and nephews has brought me an endless amount of joy. Those kids are real treasures. Oh, and I dyed my hair bright red. That perked me up no end.

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I don’t really make New Year’s resolutions as I inevitably break them. Last year I think I’d decided that I’d try to be more sociable and exercise more. Since my yoga class got cancelled around Easter, I haven’t really kept up with any regular exercise. I’ve dabbled a little in some pilates, and I have a friend that has guilted me into going on a few walks with her. I’ve also caught up with some old friends that I hadn’t seen in years. It felt good.

I’m not naive enough to think that the clock striking at midnight tonight will magically fix my problems or give me all the motivation to change everything. However, the New Year is a symbol of starting fresh and that’s how I will try to reset my mind frame. Starting with improving on my 2016 goals. Exercise is good for your mental health, and I’ve noticed that my body is getting a little more squidgy as I get older. And getting out and socialising (hard for an introvert) will help me to get out of my own head too. Something needs to change, and nothing will change if I’m not proactive. They seem like reasonable goals, right?

I don’t think I’ve been particularly coherent in this post, but I hope you get the gist.

2017, let’s hope for a bigger, brighter, happier year ahead.

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Happy New Year!

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