The year end gets log-jammed with Best Ofs and obituaries. It can be a weird mix of nostalgia and grief, and I am not sure I want to buy into that notion that I am cutting off a gangrenous limb and waiting for the new arm to grow in.
This year has been an interesting one for me, but one that I would like to frame in beginnings rather than endings, I have been consistently dialling up my spiritual awareness, and I have done some freelancing, and also landed myself a new job that I am really enjoying. I have written a lot of books that need to get published, and I have some new ones scheduled by other authors.
Looking at the improvements and the step forward helps me see where I am much better than dwelling on the past. Having those tired conversations about past grievances and failures grows tiresome, and they start to take on the patina of excuses. Who is interested in excuses? Not me, that’s for sure.
Last year’s map knows nothing about tomorrow’s landscape, so why would I want to frame it and hang it on the wall, like it is something to be cherished? I may of course be a total hypocrite and publish my favourites of the year on one of my other sites, but I feel like I am in a different place, and I am using my new perspective to look again at where I want to be.