2019: My year of being positive
WELCOME to 2019.
The chance to make those new year’s resolutions that most of us won’t keep; lose weight, get a better job, stress less, travel more, drink less – you know the drill. This year I have decided to break away from my normal 20-year-old resolution of losing weight and walking every day and take a long look back and reflect on what I have accomplished throughout 2018. Moving forward, I will practise the art of being grateful, being positive and not second guessing myself.
All those who know me well, know I am a glass nearly empty sort of person. I have a knack at looking at the what ifs and whys. My husband often refers to it as the Shannon genetic make up and, knowing my family, he’s probably not far off the truth.
I have always found if I am on the lookout for what could and probably will go wrong, I will have time to prepare for it. It does serve me well working in sales as I always have a back-up plan, but when it comes to the art of actually living, it’s not a great card to have.
2018 was, if nothing else, a great teacher. It taught me your heart always has room for another grandchild; the Granite Belt is centre of the universe, an untapped gem and a community that will rise to the challenges that may be lying in wait; I am not always right when it comes to story choices for the paper; I apologise and second guess myself way too much and I am capable of so much more than I thought and, finally, no matter how old you are, you never stop learning.
Armed with my 2018 information, I find marching into 2019 is an exciting prospect. This year I am not predicting doom and gloom, I am not looking for a backup plan, I’m even thinking of ditching the words what if and but.
I have decided this year is the year of changing the Shannon gene and the year of onwards and upwards
But, if you find me writing something negative in the next few months, you will know I ended up going with the 21 years of my new year’s resolutions, the losing weight and walking every day scenario.