Well , it has been a long time indeed since I have felt well enough mentally and physically to get off my self pity horse and to get a move on! I don’t know what has been going on for the past few months but I’m ready to get back on it and to go forward because things don’t happen unless you make them happen. Making them happen is what I have been planning in my head after some time for reflection and there has certainly been a lot of that.
I have been going through my old course work and using techniques that I remember worked well previously if I had been feeling down and that helped put things in to perspective had I gone off track and it was nice to revisit after 6 months of being away from it. I miss the counselling course and its a shame that due to finances, I cant complete the degree but that will come in the next few years. In the mean time, I have been looking into other things that I know I could be good at (Thanks Gemma) , such as a diploma in holistic therapies which compliments what I had been doing at Motherwell college in my HNC and I also think I want to do the leisure course that Cardonald College run’s, in carpentry.
Now, I am under no illusions due to my lack of creativity, but I would love to try to make things, arts and crafts haven’t been my strong points… just ask @RedTedArt, when attempting my sock puppet…. although on her site the fabric christmas baubles look achievable and you should head on over to her site for a look! very inspiring and lovely! I have to say that I like trying to create and it is relaxing. relaxing for me, is a major thing as some of you may already know…
I am excited by the prospect of entering into a new year with new goals as I am sure that most people are. I didn’t achieve my goal of patch work year but I have started it and I did have a lot on last year and it wasn’t a realistic goal for me … hindsight is a wonderful thing though, isn’t it? I wonder what people are going to do this year for their new year resolutions? Any wacky ones going?
In getting my groove back, it is about making the time for exercising but not obsessing or beating myself up about it if I don’t manage to get there for 06:30am. In reality, I am still mother to a small child, have a house to partially run with the husband, volunteer and work obscure hours so I am not wonder woman… not to me anyway. As mentioned before, exercise balances me out and if I cant make the gym, a walk will suffice or a jog in the field, or the wii. It doesn’t matter where you do it, just that it gets done. However, i am lucky that I now have a gym buddy and this does help in the motivation when waking at 06:00am!
So here I am and I look forward to writing about the year ahead. Hope you all enjoy reading.x