Happy new year! Here we are in 2015 and I hope it’s a wonderful one for you all! The festive road trip has finished and I’m back in Adelaide with much more movement to look forward to. And who knows where I’ll end up? I certainly don’t.
But that’s not a bad thing. A steady state has its comforts and attractions, but life has been a wonderful whirlwind since I left London three and half years ago, and the volatile roller coaster doesn’t seem about to stop. Coming to the beginning of a new year and looking back as well as forward – life has more highs than lows. Sometimes you just have to seek them out. Sometimes you need to take a shovel.
All I know is that it was a brilliant idea to end up in Sydney to see out the old year and in with the new – with the biggest of bangs. I adore fireworks and want to live my life like one – going off in all directions, popping, fizzing, delighting, colourful, crazy and illuminating. It doesn’t matter which way you’re going as long as you’re causing a ruckus on the way, filling as many lives as possible with light, laughter and love.
Many people will have so much they want to achieve this year, having achieved so much already – best of luck with it. Just don’t forget to stop, look around you, smell the roses, watch the sunsets, notice others, and leave the people you pass the happier for having known you. Strive as much as you like, but enrich those around you as well as yourself. Sing and dance, but invite others to add their voices and join the foxtrot. Put being plentiful in the soul before the pocket, and share.
Technically, ’tis the eleventh day of Christmas (who knew the twelve days start rather than end on Christmas day?!). So here’s a parting gift from my lovely friend and wonderful illustrator’s collection. As the familiar festive sights and scents fade away for another year, remember to keep the spirit of Christmas around and enjoy the whole twelve months ahead giving, loving and hoping. Everyone will have a better time for it.
What do you hope for this year? I hope it finds you.
“I adore fireworks and want to live my life like one – going off in all directions, popping, fizzing, delighting, colourful, crazy and illuminating. It doesn’t matter which way you’re going as long as you’re causing a ruckus on the way, filling as many lives as possible with light, laughter and love.” I LOVE THIS LINE. It’s brilliant! 😀 And it’s a wonderful way to want to live your life. Though you want to make sure that fizzing and popping lasts for a long time, not just for a few seconds like real fireworks do. (Not that I mean to put a damper on what really is a beautiful metaphor…) It also makes me wonder what metaphor I’d want to use when describing how I want to live my life.
I also agree with the second-to-last paragraph wholeheartedly. It’s so important to be present and appreciate what you have right now – and quite enough the Universe (or whatever being one believes in from a religious or spiritual standpoint) rewards a loving and grateful heart. 🙂
Thanks Sara 😀 Lol I should have added something about being careful not to burn out – very relevant, as it’s so easy to find yourself on the brink of it.
I love witnessing something and realising that it’s exactly how I want to be – writing it down then sets the intention.