A Cliché Time for a Fresh Start

I’m not going to go into all the very boring and (frankly) poor excuses as to why I let this blog die a little, instead I just have to accept that I did and try to pick things back up again with the hope that anyone might still care to read. With that out of the way, let’s acknowledge the start of a new year; 2018.

The things I plan to work on this year are things I began working on a couple of weeks ago so I guess you can’t really call them resolutions. I have my usual goals, which includes continuing to write, working on my novel and attempting to read 52 books in a year – something that I failed miserably at this year with a mere total of 22 but I guess I’ve had a bit of a hectic one so let’s call this an anomaly. Then there are new ones such as trying my hardest to reduce how much waste I produce, particularly plastic, this is something I have though about for long time as I become more and more aware of our impact as humans on the environment. The reason I became a vegetarian and started using a Mooncup are already some of the decisions I have made because of this responsibility I feel so maybe I’ll start writing about little ways in which I manage to do this, I’m already planning on never buying veg or fruit in packaging again but other steps will probably require more personal research aka now is not the time to go on an environmental rant.

However, the most important goal for me is an old one but a good one; to be happy. Sometimes it is hard for me to stay happy, even when nothing is really wrong in my life and there is nothing much I can do about that but for me eating right, exercising, doing things I enjoy by myself and social things too are important when it comes to my mental wellbeing and it isn’t until it all slides a little too far that I realise I need to do something about it. This year has thrown me into some of the hardest situations I’ve ever faced but it has also brought me unexpected bliss that I never imagined would come my way. I do joke sometimes that I never seem to have a quiet hear anymore, not since I was about 17 and usually I am thinking of the bad things that have happened since then but it is time to focus more on the good.

So, it’s time to knuckle down, embrace my creative side again and produce some good stuff for you all to read and just enjoy myself a bit more!

Happy New Year everyone,

H.

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