So, it the beginning of the year. During this time my timeline on social media has been filled either with post from people hopeful for the future and feeling optimistic about the blank slate they have for the next 365 days to make this their year to bring their dreams to life. And on the other side of the spectrum are posts from people who don’t understand what the fuss is about with committing to all those resolutions which will be forgotten by the start of February. Can someone really change their habits with a strike of a clock at midnight?

I’m not sure if I am an optimist, pessimist or realist about the new year (perhaps a dash of all three). I have to admit though that this is a good time to reflect. A time to think back and be grateful for both the challenges and the blessings of the past year. The blog was finally launched after being a concept in my head for so long because I was scared of putting myself out there like that (still terrified, by the way). Or not putting it out there because it is not yet perfect. But this year I have learnt that done is better than perfect. I am grateful for the positive feedback, the encouragement and for those who spent time just reading a post. 

Done is better than perfect.

Another part of reflecting involves standing back and assessing. What could I have done better? For me the list seems long and overwhelming. Just before the panic rises up and threatens to swallow me whole I am reminded that a journey is taken one step at a time. So I have committed to taking things step by step, stating with the big picture. What is the vision? Then putting small bitesize manageable steps to to get from where I am to where I need to be. On a practical level, I have been introduced to bullet journaling which has been so fun. Why am I only finding out about this now?

I can’t say for certain whether 2019 is going to be my best year yet, but with the hope and desires I have for the future I know for certain that it is going to be hard work, and to that I begin rolling up my sleeves and committing it all to my Father in heaven who makes all thing possible and because of Him I am hopeful for the future. My prayer is that by rooting your desires in Him, you are hopeful too.