Christmas Wrap up

It’s the second week of January and I find myself reflecting more on 2016.

I didn’t have the horror year that seems to have been the collective experience of many via various social media feeds. Numerology didn’t deal me a dodgy hand and for that, I’m extremely grateful. I appreciate the health, security, privilege and love that I experienced in 2016. I really enjoyed our overseas trip and am so thankful that it finally happened. One, because it means that DH and I made it through the ups and downs of ten years of marriage and two, because I’m conflicted about driving my car to work, let alone travelling thousands of kilometres by plane and train.

In my planning journey for 2017, I have been sorting priorities and goals and working out ways to remind myself to live more consciously, be that in the moment or by my values. The Universe, with a little help from Facebook, gave me a gentle reminder that I’m heading in the right direction by providing this blog post by George Monbiot from 2012.

So it’s been around a while. So it’s not “current” news. But, like the best writing, it’s transcendent because the topic is so relevant and still something of which we need to be conscious.

I had a great Christmas. I spent time with my siblings, parents, friends (old and new) and we enjoyed each other’s company, as well as good food and great beach weather. And for me, their presence was present enough.

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