I spotted a blog prompt on UKS last night that really got the old cogs whirring.
Posted by Gallifrey
What are you doing now, or what have you done this year, that a year ago would not have seemed possible?
I sat thinking back over the last 12 months and TBH couldnt quite believe all, that we, as a family have acheived.....J finally settled into a good school and is now reading and writing....Bobs getting straight A's in all subjects at school and winning Footballer of the Year as well as SK8 Champ 2006....Hubs has acheived loads and at 41 has decided that 2007 will see his early retirement from full time work with him concentrating on a couple of other projects....its time for his dreams to come true.
So what about me? What have I done this year that I never thought possible?
I tracked back to Jan 2006 and remembered with sadness how my very dear friend had suddenly decided to pack up her dancing shoes and go party with the angels. Her death really affected me more than I ever acknowledged.
She was the life and soul...the keystone that kept our social calendar so very full...she supported me through my darkest days, held my hand and wiped my tears....she laughed with me and sat by my side as we watched our children grow.
She had such a strong positive mental attitude and her strength and belief often carried me over the bumps in my life.
It is because of her influence that I started to believe in myself a lot more and I can honestly say that 2006 has been my year. I have found this passion to live life to the full....to never fear rejection....to be committed to my goals and dreams because with a little patience dreams do come true.
I feel I have achieved so very much in all areas of my life....possibly more than I should have in such a short time.....which possibly explains why I am so blinkin shattered all the time.
Reflecting over the past year ended up with me reaching for my herma and I created this LO which I have dedicated to my buddie.....
I guess the LO says it all really.....none of the things I ever thought possible 12 months ago.
Another thread on UKS alos caught my eye.....which are your fav LO's.
I guess I have to choose my very first 12x12 LO....it was afterall the one that got me hooked!
and possibly this one simply because it was the LO I created using yummy 3 Bugs papers and is the reason why I was lucky enough to get an honourable mention from Rik and Kris and a DT Guest Spot for 3 Bugs in a Rug.
And finally.....2007....what will that hold for us? Will we reach our dreams and acheive all we have planned....well it wont be from a lack of trying, thats for sure.
We have so many goals and so many things in the pipeline that somethimg has to give....we have spent the last few days really contemplating and priortising our dreams. There simply are not enough hours in the day for us to do it all, so we have decided to close Little Cottage Crafts for the time being.
Im not sad to see it go.....because it hasnt! Its still there....just the shutters are down for a wee while whilst we get to where we want to be.
The plans for the shoppey are all detailed in my mini book of goals for 2007 which is sitting snuggly with the guys books in our 2007 Family Promoises Box.....we dont make Resolutions....they are always so negative....where as promises....well they are never broken.
Have a wonderful evening tonight....be with those you want to be with...and may 2007 be a prosperous year filled with health and happiness.
See you next year...LOL!