Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Out With the Old

It goes without saying that today is a day of reflecting back on the past year. I guess this whole week between Christmas and New Year is a time of quiet reflection. That's how it is with me right now. Unusual for me. I'm not usually a one for nostagically looking back and reflecting as we head towards a New Year. But I am. Not feeling particularly nostalgic but definitely looking back and thinking about all that's happened this past year.

I think it's because my life has changed so incredibly dramatically over the past 3 yrs. Having gone through huge emotional, physical and geographical changes in that time, I'm looking back in quiet awe. I survived. Thank God. I'm moving on. Slow but sure. New challenges ahead. I know. But I'm moving on and forward. Trusting in God more. Me less. Being Still. Listening. Taking time to find purpose in my life. Real purpose. Every day purpose. Diane. Finding Diane. Knowing that being who I am is enough. Wife. Mum. Grandmum. Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Niece. Friend. Neighbour.

I'm quietly confident about the New Year. Not making New Year's resolutions. That's not me. But looking forward to new things. Fresh starts. I love that feeling of fresh new hope at the beginning of the New Year. It's motivating. Inspires me onwards. I'm excited about the goals, hopes and dreams I have for this New Year. Happy to leave the old behind. Living in the moment. Hoping and praying for the future.

Happy New Year!

5 comments:

Ursula said...

Happy New Year, Diane!

Mandy said...

You are a beautiful writer.

Dani said...

Happy New Year!!!!!!

Renee said...

This was such a ME blog. As in exactly how I feel. Thank you for putting it into words so that I don't have too. xoxo

Renee

Niecey said...

Happy New Year to you too. You're such a strong and beautiful person.