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Another Year

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Happy new year everyone….

I hope to be here more often in 2016. I’m trying to slow things down. Taking time to do more of the little things. Yoga, meditation, sewing, walking, knitting, reading. Living a quiet life. Less work, less stress, less internet. More travelling and more smelling the roses.

I hope you will come with me.

I’m starting out by having a bit of a tidy up. I’m a bit ashamed about the amount of stuff. Lovely stuff mind you, but too much. Time to stop buying more and use up what I have. I’ve spend a morning dreaming of lovely projects tidying up my fabric and yarn. It feels good, even if I will need to live to be 200 to use it all up.

2016 may turn out to be a year of change. A job move is possibly on the cards as my commute will become unmanageable in the spring. Scary but exciting too. It feels like a new stage of life might be starting. I’m going to be travelling a lot too – being forced to take back holiday means that I’m finally going to visit places that I’ve dreamed of going my whole life.

I’m hoping that there will be a little quiet on the ageing parent front. Mum seems very happy in her retirement living complex, but her visit over Christmas, together with the frustration of finalising the sale of my childhood home, have shown just how bad her dementia has become. I struggle hugely with the patience needed to deal with this, mainly because she won’t or can’t work with me and I’m trying to do everything long distance. I hope that now that most of the legal stuff has been taken care of, we can have a little respite and I will not be continually driven to the edge.

The children seem to be making their way in the world. I’m learning to go with the flow on that front too – and trust that pass or fail they will find the way that is right for them. It’s all about letting go so that they can spread their wings and fly.

Me too. I need to fly, but not far, just a little……

I wish you much joy in the year ahead and the strength to deal with what life inevitably throws at you…




5 Responses to “Another Year”

  1. CarlaHR Says:

    Hello Helen, how lovely to see your post, I was thinking about you the other day as I was tidying up the bookmarks on my computer. Wishing you a happy, healthy and stress free 2016.

  2. Swissrose Says:

    Always interested to see how things go – onwards and upwards, no doubt!! šŸ˜‰ And happy crafting and other lovely pursuits, too, of course xx

  3. Amy at love made my home Says:

    Hope you have a good year. Happy New Year! xx

  4. M Says:

    I am new to your page but going through similar parent issues. I am currently reading “Surviving Alzheimer’s” by Paula Spencer Scott. It may help the soul. Best wishes to you for the new year.

  5. Kathryn Says:

    Yes! I’m totally with you on trying to slow things down and take time for the little things. I’m glad things are getting easier on the aging parent front. Also about to finally complete on a house sale here which will bring various family sagas to a reasonably happy conclusion. Now just need to survive A level trauma for the next few months!