In 2020 I’m answering a list of 52 journal questions. Read about it here.
How have you changed in the last year?
Wow. What a year to be considering this question. Drought, then fire, then floods and hail, then pandemic.
I have two things to talk about. The first isn’t really a change, more a reminder that life is precious (and our stuff is just stuff).
We can’t take life for granted. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and the normal angst that comes with life. But really, when you consider everything, the stuff we have doesn’t matter. We need to try and let the little things wash over us.
With this in mind, I have been trying to appreciate life more. From the small things to the big. I try and find the silver lining in every day.
The second thing is something that has been a conscious change. Following on from the thought above, I have been working on making myself a priority. This is not something I do easily. I’ve always put everyone else first.
I don’t mean I’ve suddenly become selfish (definitely far from it), rather I am trying to stop putting my needs last. Finding a better balance. Because life is short and if I don’t give myself a chance at things now, I may never get it.
I have a ways to go with this one, but I have certainly made great strides. My writing retreat cruise is evidence of that.
The last year has been life changing for so many people. In fact, I think if it didn’t change you in some way, I’m not sure what it would take!
How have you changed in the last twelve months?