On this first day of a new year… 2017; a day filled with so much promise of a better year. Out with the old and in with the new! I leave behind me an array of disappointments, disillusion, and broken promises, and lost friendships; I know in my heart it was all leading up to a better future. Today, is the first day of that future.
I’m not one for making ‘resolutions’, I believe that they are just the opening for a series of let downs. Or are they really? Isn’t it said that when a door closes another opens? I believe that when something in your life doesn’t go as planned, it’s because the Universe has other things in mind for you.
“If things don’t work out it in the end; it’s not the end.”
We are faced with a new year; new beginnings, and new opportunities. I love it!!!
This is the year I promise myself that I will work harder, and more diligently. I promise myself that I will look toward the days to come for those opportunities. It will begin with the reawakening of my blog. I have new visions for it. To use it not just to tell stories, but to teach and to inspire others.
I promise this to myself; the beginning of MY bucket list. Not a list of things to do in my lifetime; a list of things to do in 2017. This will be my bucket list. I will not stress over this, for what doesn’t get done, will spill over to the next .. the next week; next month and next year!
You can do this too… why not try.. Life is meant to be lived; be exciting, and the only way to do that is to inspire yourself at the end of each day. .
I feel that if I have, at least, aspired to myself, then I am a success. If not, I have tomorrow to try it all over again.
It is so important to journal, I think this year I would like to try my attempt to start a ‘bullet journal’ it looks like so much fun and a great way to open to your creative side. We all have one, we just have to transpire to it. But if this is not for you, then just begin a regular journal. Something to get your thoughts and ideas down on paper. For THAT is where it all begins!
My biggest lesson this year is not working on my journal in 2016. If you don’t write it down, how can you make it happen? So this year, I am going to at least make an effort to try something. After all, when you write things down they manifest so much more quickly.
Start with a simple thought each day; something you are grateful for. Each morning start by asking for the day to be for your greatest and highest good; end your day with a prayer, or affirmation of Gratitude. “I am grateful for….”
If your still not keen on the journal idea; get a jar. Simply label the jar “2017“; At the end of each day write one thing you are grateful for; one positive thing that happened in your day, and put the slip of paper in the jar. Then 364 days from today; new years eve, Read them. Read your journal; and see how wonderful your year really was!!
Today I start my journal with the fact that “I am Grateful for the freshness of this day to create a wonderful year ahead. To see all the good that lay before me. To LIVE life!!” ~ Okay, maybe that’s three things; or maybe not….. What will you do to make this year the best year ever?
If you are new and the concept of Bullet Journaling, here is a list of ‘some’ ideas for your pages, I don’t plan on using them all, but Ill have FUN trying:
- A yearly calendar
2. Birthday List
3. Yearly Resolutions/Goals
4. Reading Goals
5. Reading Statistics (author gender, nationality, genre etc)
6. A to-be-read list (TBR)
7. Monthly Favourites
8. Memories of the month
9. Savings Tracker
10. Fitness Tracker
11. Wish list
12. Weekly Spreads
13. Monthly Spreads
14. Daily Task Lists
15. Brain Dump
16. Revision Schedule
17. Important Dates
18. Travel Bucket List
19. Travel Itinerary
20. Favourite Quotes
21. Headers and Banners (practice!)
23. Book Reviews
24. Blog Post Ideas
25. Blog Stats Tracker
26. Shopping Lists
27. Meal Planner
28. Monthly Finance Tracker
29. Project Ideas
30. Films to watch
31. Spending Log
32. To Buy: Items to purchase for a project
33. Interior Ideas – I have one that has ideas for a gallery wall in our bedroom
34. Boredom Buster List
35. Mummy Me Time List
37. Major Life Events for the year
38. Monthly Bucket List
39. Netflix shows to watch/favourites
40. An about you page – interests, hobbies, loves.
41. Twitter Chat Schedule
42. Gift Ideas
43. 5 Year Plan
44. Favourite YouTubers
45. Favourite Books
46. Waiting on List
47. Book Club Picks
48. Baby/Toddler Development Milestones
49. Deadline List
50. Advice (to others, or yourself)
Have FuN! Have a WONDERFUL and ProSperOUs New Year… and I hope to see you in my travels … join me on this Journey… for you don’t know where you’ll end up if you don’t try . . . BleSSed BE!