I love you 2017, Hello 2018
Every year, I hear or read about how much people are happy with the new year coming, how the last year was awful and how they’re doing their list of all their new resolutions in hope of a better year and personal accomplishements. And of course, they do believe this year is going to be better and this time, hell yeah they’re going to fulfill all of the resolutions. I don’t say it is not working at all, but I think that for most of us those resolutions don’t last very long. Some might achieve them, in that case, I am very admirative because, well, I’ve tried it for years and never could do it. Let’s be honest : resolutions made on the 1er of January and by the end of the month I’ve already given up. Yup.
I’ve stopped making new year resolution quite a long time ago. I prefer to challenge myself everyday ( with trials, errors and success) and I think we can have a new refreshing start whenever we want. No need for a special date, or the beginning of years, months, weeks or days. Whenever. Wherever. We can change our lives. I used to have this bad habit, thinking because I didn’t start the day as I hoped, that it is was too late to do it and just gave up « I’ll do it tomorrow ». All the time, I thought a better start would help. What a high pressure on my shoulders the next morning !
I was scrolling on my facebook feed just after new year’s eve, and I saw so many statuses about resolutions and of « gosh 2017 was the WORST year EVER ». I was going to quit it, tired of it, when I saw one very enthusiastic post from Charlotte:
Like every year, a lot of us are thinking “phew 2017 is done, bye horrible year, hopefully 2018 is going to be better!”… But what if instead of focusing on the bad points of 2017, we focused on the good points? I dare y’all to post 3 happy things that happened to you in 2017! 🙂
Hey, what a good idea ! Why not focus only on the good memories to begin the new year with serenity and hope ? Of course, we all can have bad moments (but that’s life, isn’t ?), but I’m sure we can choose not to let them get at us !
So here are my three top souvenirs of 2017 :
- I got married to my soul mate, twice ! Yes, TWICE ! First in May, in Scotland for our humanist and celtic ceremony. And then, in my hometown in the south of France, for our civil and legal ceremony in November.
- I played on stage twice, in a theater show I deeply believe in. And we’re hoping to play it again. I believe we will (Poke Poke Elsa). It helped me to assert that I want to be an actress too. I used to dream about it since I was in highschool and was part of the theater club. But my family discouraged me, saying it was an impossible dream, that they wouldn’t help financially if I choose to go to an acting school. Now, I believe in impossible dreams. And since I’m proud of my choices, I now have projects for 2018. Great, isn’t it ?
- I got older and wiser. Wait, wiser : not sure about that 😉 but older yep. And b turning 30 is actually one of the best things that happened to me. I realized how far I’ve gone, how much I learned, how lucky I am, with my family, step-children, soul mate and so such great friends. I have everything I dreamt to of, after believing that I didn’t deserve it. I am thankful that my soul mate has such faith in me and encourages me. And I’ve made peace with myself. Wow !
Now, your turn ?