Last night saw us welcome in the New Year of 2016, with beer and wine, and lots of glitter. This year, I really want to stick to my resolutions, an after much deliberation I have decided on the following goals:
- Learn a new skill, or complete a new course every month;
- Read a book every month;
- Tick a minimum of three things off my bucket list;
- Be grateful!
If you are trying to think of your own resolutions, it is really important to make sure that they are actually achievable, and make them as precise as possible. What is success to you? I’ve already got myself a diary and planned the courses and books that I will be completing from January to March, as planning is also key.
2015 was a year of ups and downs, not only for me but for my family as well. I took a long time to accept Thailand and adjust to this new life, and it made me realise how much a living environment can affect your soul. It is important to remember this experience for the future, and remember how it can take up to six months to adjust to a new place. I have finally accepted the fact that life is not just about having a successful career and making money, it is about seeing the world, making friends, and creating memories.
In 2015 we lost the pillar of our family, but we will carry on in their name, travelling onwards as they travel with us from afar. My family is strong, it is in our blood, our bones, and our spirit. Never have I met such an inspirational group of siblings as my mother, her sister, and her brother – entwined together as the branches stemming from the trunk of my Grandma’s family tree. Things can only get better, 2016 is the year of achievement, change, and new horizons.