So it’s a new year and I feel like I should have all kinds of exciting things on the horizon. I don’t have anything really lined up though, so we’ll wait and see what the year brings. My photography mojo has gone on a serious break – again! Probably the longest one ever – the dull weather is certainly not helping but I’d usually be on the look out for something to photograph. Instead the camera sits on the shelf, quietly mocking me.
I suppose when I look back to this time last year I had nothing planned either and look how that year unfolded! I ended up flying over Sligo and jumping off cliffs! I also got to explore some of Mayo, Leitrim and Roscommon, which I loved.
There are a couple of things that I’ve learnt. The first is that I don’t have to turn up to every event there is. I was going to so many things and ended up burning myself out – that won’t happen this year. I do not have to attend the opening of an envelope (OK I wasn’t quite that bad!) I will pick and choose what to go to.
The second thing is not to put up with rubbish from people. I don’t have many friends, through choice to be honest. I have even less now. Someone I thought was a friend was being nasty behind my back. Needless to say they aren’t a friend anymore.
I’m hoping this year will bring more exploring, there is so much of Ireland I would love to see. I also love travelling but apart from a couple of days in the UK this year there are no plans as yet. I’m also expecting to win the lotto! So fingers crossed for that!
Happy New Year to you all.
Ahh…don’t stress over the camera, Val. It’s just quietly chillaxing, rather than mocking. It will call to you, and you’ll sense it and feel it and, when that time comes (and it will be sooner rather than later…you do know that, right?), you will, as always, rock it.
I’m the same with ringing in the new year…it’s a new (and blank) page, in a new chapter in the book we call life…waiting to be filled in with all kinds of memories, people, places, experiences…hopefully all (or mostly all) ‘good stuff.’
In the meantime, put your feet up, have a cuppa tae, and enjoy the quiet time…before all the adventures begin, once again. 🙂
Val, remember the camera needs a breather as well. It’ll be full of vim and vigour in a week or two, just you wait and see!
Happy new year, Val! Sorry to hear about your ‘friend’ being nasty behind your back – that sucks. You don’t need friends like that; you need good ones like me 😉 Love June’s comments above – spot on, June, spot on.