It was tempting to take another week off, if only to avoid the 200+ spam emails that have come in over the last month, but I suspect that if I didn’t come back today I might never. So here I am!
Typically the New Year brings a lot of reflection and self-analysis; questions about where one wants to be at the end of the year. Well I took a break from that too. Don’t get me wrong, I made a list, but I made it far more open than just what I wanted to achieve this year, it was what I wanted to achieve ever. No time limits, no deadlines, no sense of failure to be felt if it wasn’t ticked off by the end of 2016.
In fact the things are not even written up in a way conducive to being ticked off. I wrote things sideways, upside down, in circles, along the edge of the page… I let my imagination run riot and I dared to dream big.
I think it is my favourite list ever. And there is a lot to be said for starting the year with a sense of hope and inspiration instead of feeling the pressure of self-imposed expectations.
I hope you year has started with positive feelings too. See you next week.