The Pressure of Tabula Rasa


A very Happy New Year to you all!

Hope you had a lovely time over the Festive period. It all seemed to pass in a blur this year for me, between a visit to the Registrar Office, touring to see family, and trying to find bargains in the sales for baby arriving.

And now it’s 2019. I’ve always had a thing for fresh starts. I’m not entirely sure why, but whether it is the start of a new notebook, the initial stages of a new project, or the beginning of a new 12 months, it tends to energise me.

I’m not one for making new year’s resolutions any more though. Nine times out of ten you begin with gusto, then as the start of the year slips away, so does the compulsion to stick to them.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t use a fresh calendar year to make changes. I frame it more as where I would like to be by December, to make it about the whole year. It switches the focus from succeeding straight away, to working out how you are going to achieve it over what is a much more manageable period. And means that you are more likely to think about what you really want to do, rather than what the pressure of January tends to bring.

What are mine? Well, 2019 is already looking to be an eventful one with the arrival of a baby in March, but so far my plans include a new approach to my training, working on adopting some new skills to aid me in business (and appease my inner geek), exploring new volunteering opportunities (more on this shortly), and keeping this blog up-to-date regularly! More will come out of the woodwork I’m sure over the next few weeks, but that’s a good start.

Hope January is kind to you all!