It is amazing how quickly time passes. It has been one year now since my first attempt at blogging. I hope that my blog posts this last year have been marginally entertaining and somewhat informative.
I had started the blog for two reasons: Firstly, to keep my family and friends up to date with what I have been doing, and secondly, to find a voice for my writing (I’m still working on that one). I can rest assured that my family, friends and others are aware of what I have been doing with myself this past year. There have been a lot of changes afoot. I think the key words for me this past year have been change and patience.
One minute I was happily managing an Architect’s practice only to learn that our practice was closing down. Eventually, I get a job as a retail therapist at a fraction of what I had earned before. I hadn’t worked in retail since college and that was only part-time. I learned a lot more about women and how they feel about themselves with regard to clothes. That was a real eye-opener and had given me a huge insight into how women think they should look and how they feel about their bodies.
Another minute I was happily single and then I met someone and fell in love. I am now happily with a partner. If anyone would have ever suggested it would happen the way it did, I would never have believed it.
I have done a lot of things I hadn’t done before. I have learned new things. I have been to new places. I have made new friends. I have also lost a family member and I have re-connected with family I hadn’t been in contact with for years.
Looking back, it seems that for every loss there has also been a gain. In fact, there have been more gains than losses, so I am ahead and doing rather well.
I have also had to learn patience. I am still unsure if I have actually learned it. I am not a patient person. Things don’t always move at the speed that I would like them to. I am action woman and very pro-active. I sometimes wonder what lessons I am supposed to be learning while The Universe is making me wait for things. Maybe I am supposed to be more trusting and realise that things always work out for the best? They have so far!
I am really looking forward to the next year as there are even more changes afoot, places to visit and new friends to make.