I'm not one for making New Years Resolutions as I know for a fact I never stick to them. Change can be made at any time of the year, the new year has never inspired me to make changes. This year is a little different as I have decided to embark on something that quite frankly scares the shit out of me.
Sometimes in the early hours of the morning you have these fantastic thoughts and solutions to problems, these thoughts come with such clarity they are more like somebody is speaking to you, leading the way. More often than not they are forgotten after you have dozed back to sleep, on waking your recall of these thoughts completely gone, bloody frustrating as you had all the answers right there. The other morning some of these thoughts stuck with me.
My Something's Gotta Give post alluded that deep down I know changes have to be made, I thought the shift would be hubby going to Oz, this seems to be looking less likely as everything seems to have gone on the back burner with the company he was going with. My realisation is the change has to come from me, my perception and ways of coping with life.
After the "thoughts" I ordered star charts for the girls, their constant demands often get me down, at times I let rule's and regulation's go a little for the sake of a quiet life, this is not the way forward, hubby and I need to tough this one out by sticking to routine and clear guidelines. Implementing it today in readiness for back to school both T & A have loved putting stars on their charts gaining such satisfaction, kids really do respond to knowing what is required of them.
Inspired by a lady on twitter who has achieved amazing things since embarking on running this time last year, and two charities that are dear to me, a few marathon's are scheduled this year to raise awareness and funds, I am planning on entering them, C do not spit your tea all over your laptop! C and I once toyed with the idea of doing Machu Picchu for charity but came to the conclusion we would probably ask for someone to take a picture from the top for us whilst we stayed at the bottom having a ciggie. My reason's are not entirely altruistic, yes I want be involved in both these charities in a way that is more involved than donating, I also want to do something for me, Bootcamp fell by the way side when mum got ill. Doing Bootcamp did make me realise I have more stamina and will power than I gave myself credit for, it was also "me" time the upshot being that it made me feel fitter and mentally stronger to cope with the day to day stuff.
My partner in crime has emailed me a Six-week beginner 5K running programme which starts on Tuesday, we are sorting out registering to do the first run in April and I admit at being more than a little nervous. My thoughts are, with change can come massive achievements and now at 50 I am not prepared to ever stop challenging myself in some way to make changes for the good of me and hopefully in doing so, benefiting others.
Armed with star charts and running programme I would like to wish all that read my blog a very Happy New Year, change is inevitable in life, my wish for you is, that any change brings with it lots of positives.