Another year of my life seems to have passed in a flurry a lot of things have happened, many of them not the way that I wanted them to at all, but they have happened all the same. They have taken me in a slightly different direction and stretched my wings, made me a very much stronger person. Although inside at times I have been shouting and kicking out all the way. This year has made me more aware of my own strengths and weaknesses a year for getting to know myself that bit better. At the end of the day though each of us has to deal with things as they arise, one at a time until sorted to the best of our own ability. People have come and gone, new people have come in to my orbit and life goes on - no matter what. A year where a lot of underground spade work has gone in, making firm foundations for what is yet to come. Not an easy year, for anyone a very steep learning curve in many respects a challenge, something to work at. But despite these challenges and difficulties it has made me at least appreciate what I do have all the more and where I can to help other people help themselves. Like teaching my friend to feed herself on a low budget and still make things like her own Christmas cake and Christmas pudding, both of which were a huge success.
From having too much choice, my choices are now much more straight cut - and have to be based on what is needed first rather than what I would like. One has to be sensible at the end of the day. It comes down to practical choices.
There have been sad and funny moments too all are part of this rich tapestry of life, but from mid-night tonight it is time to say good bye to this past year and to say hello to the new. A crisp clean page, ready to be written.
Here's wishing you everything you would wish for yourselves and your loved ones. May this new year bring in more kindness, more tolerance and less waste. Thank you for all your support during the past year.
May 2012 be a wonderful year