January Newsletter

Important Notes

Welcome to 2019! I know it’s been a fortnight since 2019 has started, but how amazing has the year been so far! I apologise that I couldn’t post the last 2 Christmas Posts of 2018, so I will be posting them this week, as I didn’t realise how busy I would be on my trip to the United States of America! I then chose to take the first Sunday of January as a break, and chose to start posting this week. I know there are those of you, who are amazing at keeping up to date with posts, and thank you so much! I hope you had a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year! The whole month of January is kind of like the New Year for me, a month of preparation, and so far it has been incredibly productive. Whatever your goals and intentions of the year are, I hope that they find you well, and that whatever 2019 means for you, I hope it’s a good one!

Goals and Intentions

As I have been scrolling through the Word Press Reader, I have noticed many different blog posts titled “New Year, New You” or “New Year, Who am I?”, but not only have I seen this in the Word Press Reader, I have also seen these titles in my Twitter Feed, and when scrolling through Instagram. This season for many people, as I have noticed is a season, to find yourself, and what makes up who you are? Usually I am late to the party,  but for this one, I was a few years too early. As this is not the season I am in at all! I have spent the last few years learning about myself, among other things, as I had plenty of personal time to do this. However, I don’t believe we ever stop learning about ourselves, I just think, we learn at different stages of our lives, others opinions may differ on the topic, but this is my understanding.

If I were to describe what I am expecting for this year, it would be “laying the foundations” and “finding your tribe”, these are the key elements that have been jumping out at me over the last month or so, as well as four words “balance, wisdom, knowledge and serenity”.

Laying the Foundations: this means to me, that I am setting up the groundwork, for the future years in my life. What I decide to do right now matters! Not that it hasn’t mattered in the past, it’s just that it’s more intentional to do so now, and if I don’t seize the moment to lay down a straight path, and the foundations to build my future on now, then I will be working on uneven, and rocky ground. This applies to all area’s in my life, mentally, spiritually, physically, financially, even superficially (hehe, that last one I thought I’d throw in just for fun! Vanity is, well, it is very important what we think of ourselves! hehe!)

Finding your Tribe: A group of people, I can be myself with, a group of people that I can come together with, despite all our differences, and enjoy each others companies. Friends who I can play board games with, friends who love card games, friends who are loud, friends who are quiet, friends who are serious and friends who are positive, friends who aren’t too busy to sit with me at church, or go on camping trips with me. In all honesty, I am a bit of a lone wolf. I don’t mind being on my own, I find it easier, journeying alone. I can easily make friends, but I can just as easily walk away from them, without thinking about what my disappearance means to them, even just to clear my head. But a community of friends, that I can spend my life with, is very important to me, as it is to any person, and this has been on my heart for a while now.

Balance, Wisdom, Knowledge and Serenity: not that I have any, and not that I don’t have any, but these four words and their meanings are incredibly important to me and will be the theme I lay out for myself through out this year.

Balance // an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady

Wisdom // the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise

Knowledge // awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation

Serenity // the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled

Upcoming Blog Posts

January 13th / Blog / January Newsletter

January 13th / Blog / Christmas at Hogsmeade

January 20th / Blog / An Idealistic Society

January 20th / Books / “Sunrise: A Play by Jessie Cave” Book Review

January 27th / Books / “Who Switched off My Brain by Dr Caroline Leaf” Book Review

Scripture

“But blessed is the man who trusts me, God, the woman who sticks with God. They’re like trees replanted in Eden, putting down roots near the rivers – Never a worry through the hottest of summers, never dropping a leaf, Serene and calm through droughts, bearing fresh fruit every season” – Jeremiah 17:7-8 (MSG)

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