Well this has been an eventful year, we’re nowhere near where we planned to be by the end of 2012 but that’s due to things we couldn’t control and nothing that we did or didn’t do. I was made redundant from one of my favourite jobs, ill health then forced me to leave my next employer and become self employed. My hubby was moved from his old work site to a new site, with 2 months of no guaranteed shifts (and thus no pay) to deal with in the transition and then significantly lower hourly rate and hours rota’d in the new site compared to what our mortgage was based on. He was offered his dream job but was then unable to accept it due to his current employer enforcing that he had to give 2 months notice or no reference would be provided.
So looking back on the plans we had made for this year could be very depressing and down heartening.
However, if we look on what we have worked through instead of what we haven’t managed to achieve it has been a much better year, we have coped with and achieved a lot, just nothing we had planned.
I suspect that this may be the case for a lot of people this year, changes in the economic climate worldwide will be causing a lot of people to re-evaluate what is important to them.
There are many firms currently having to make their staff redundant, people who are struggling to make ends meet on benefits finding that they are being cut and people who have never been unemployed in their life finding that their nice secure employment isn’t quite as secure as they thought.
There is so much in life that we cannot control, we can however take the time to think over the last year and consider everything we have successfully dealt with. As the old saying goes, ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ I know a lot of people are going to be starting 2013 a lot stronger than they were a year ago, in so many different ways.
We can all learn from the things that have went wrong this year and make 2013 a year to remember for all the right reasons.
I’d like to ask anyone reading this to think of 10 good things that they have achieved or that have happened in 2012. Write them down somewhere, comment on this blog post if you like. The important thing is to take the time to think of the good things that 2012 has brought us, no matter how big or small.