I have a positive feeling about 2022.
The last 2 years have had high points and low points all whilst living in a kind of limbo. I am so grateful to Stan The Van for giving us the opportunity to get out and about whilst remaining safe during the pandemic. But it was an exceptionally draining period and one where I lost loved ones, I found myself becoming hermit like, retreating to my own space, working from home has not helped that in anyway.
This years seems to feel different, lighter maybe. I have hope and optimism about the coming year. I have started to make plans [that mainly involve Stan The Van], and started to seriously think about my work life balance and how to move forwards to the ultimate goal of an early retirement. Last night, at a table of 6, I was the only one still working, and only 1 person out of that group has reached the official retirement age.
So my goal for this year is movement, moving forwards, making plans, taking small steps, being more active. Enjoying my life but being mindful that if I make no changes, nothing will change. I am not making any grand new year resolutions but instead will try to keep hold of my optimism and positivity so that I can take these small steps forward.
My lovely hubby surprised me with his thoughtfulness at Christmas. I have long wanted, what I jokingly call, 'a Lady Bike'. One of those glorious bikes that have a vintage feel and a very handy basket on the front. Since piling on the weight I gave up up cycling and didn't feel confident enough to get back in the saddle.
[This was me in 2006 when I cycled across Rajasthan for charity.]
So to say I was surprised to receive this at Christmas was an understatement