So many ideas to wrap up the year, but I thought I’d pull out an old one I quite enjoy – word lists. 2019 was a milestone year and I hope the journey ahead is as pleasing as the year gone by has been. To cherish it all, here’s a list of words that signify what I have learnt and what I’d love to take forward in the years to come.
I’ll forever be thankful for my parents, who have led by example and have shown me what happens when you believe in someone. They have always encouraged me to take steps forward without looking back in worry or regret, for they’ll always catch me before I fall or to dust me off if it’s not in their control to catch me. For that and more, I love them and light they bring to my life.
It’s been one hell of a decade, beginning with meeting my partner for the first time. Mr P is a sunrise on a rainy day. I like to call what we have a partnership more than I like to call it a relationship. That’s how it has always been and that’s how I’d love for it to stay. We both bring something to the table, no matter what we do, even if it is just showing up on some days. It’s the best feeling in the world to be with someone who is like you and unlike you in a just right way. Believe me when I say that Goldilocks would be jealous!
I used to think of my friends as friends, and now they’re true companions. I have a set of people I can count on one hand and I know we’re going to last a lifetime. We may meet frequently or speak once in a couple of months, but we’re present with each other in those moments. I have learnt more about myself from them than any amount of introspection because they’ve been honest with me. If you’re reading this, you know who you are and I adore you.
I considered myself simple in countenance, but it turns out there’s a whole world of simplicity of thought I was yet to explore. I learnt how to declutter my mental space in order to able to absorb the essence of the present moments. There are so many ways to practice simplicity and it may seem impossible at first, but the calm at the end of the day is worth it. Going to bed with a light heart was a luxury and now it’s within reach, right next to my books on the nightstand. I know where it is when I need it.
Definitely not the least, it was a year of understanding priorities, more so understanding that priorities are dynamic. My list now is not the same as the list in the next two hours. I used to be rigid about prioritisation, but to no avail. I forgot to make space for things not in my control and for myself. It’s taken time, but I love that I am a lot more flexible when it comes to choosing what needs my time right when it needs it.
With that, I hope the coming year is full of opportunities and that I have the energy to fulfill my goals. Here’s to a growing community of Dreamers! See you in 2020!
Reader. Learner. Dreamer.
I am all about the little things in life!