It was a year of releasing my adult children from the Brady Bunch expectations I held for them and allowing them to set the parameters of our relationship. Holding on too tightly suffocates them and pushes them away. It was the same with friendships - some needed to be released because they had run their course and struggling to maintain the connection was pointless. This then freed up space for those friendships that were worth investing my time into and nurturing and enjoying.
Now 2016 has rolled around I can look back and see that things are more balanced. I'm more secure in my relationships and my life and this means that I am open to new ideas and new experiences. I think I'm ready to embrace change and being a little bit more adventurous in my choices (although I won't be jumping out of a plane or off a cliff any time soon!)
I'm feeling really open to what this year holds in store for me. I'm ready to embrace new projects - I have a vision for a large stained glass endeavour that I want to tackle, I have just started contributing to the Millers SeeingMeProject blog and I'm hoping that will bring a new dimension to my writing, I'm enjoying my new job and working less days, I'd like to fit in a little bit of travel, I have our first grandbaby due in April and I'm hoping to get lots of baby cuddles over the year.
Life is good - happiness resides in our own pocket - not in someone else's. I'm going to embrace who I'm becoming and what life holds for me - no more holding back and clutching on to the safe choices because there is no fun in that. Life is for the bold and I'm ready to be braver.
Have you thought of a word for 2016? It's an interesting way to measure how far you've come and whether your life is growing and getting bigger and better. I'd love to know your word for 2016 (if you have one) or what you are doing to make 2016 bigger and better. Leave me a comment and let's share this together!
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~ Leanne xx ~