Thursday, January 26, 2012

Be Prepared*

It's Australia Day today, a public holiday and for me, a good day for some introspection.
Next week I begin full time work for the first time in 2 and a bit years. It is a scary and exciting thought and definitely feels like a new chapter for me.

In preparation I am:



and visioning...

I can't wait to create MY Awesome Year!
It's going to be a goodie :)

So prepare for a chance of a lifetime
Be prepared for sensational news
A shining new era
Is tiptoeing nearer
And where do we feature?
Just listen to teacher
I know it sounds sordid
But you'll be rewarded
When at last I am given my dues
And injustice deliciously squared
Be prepared!
*Be Prepared - from Disney's The Lion King

Friday, January 20, 2012

I have Confidence*

Once again my poor little blog has been neglected since this year began. I ahve been doing lots of shift work and that has thrown me out of whack a little. I have three shifts left before I begin my full time 9 - 5 job that I am very much looking forward to. 

Happy New Year everybody. I hope this year is fantastic. Which brings me to the point of this post...

 It's time for word of the year!
You may have guessed what mine is, but I would like to take a moment to reflect on last year's word which was Acceptance

2011 was my first year choosing a guiding word for the year and in many ways, my chosen word was prophetic. I chose this word in relation to continuing to accept my illness and in doing so, make my life a whole lot more liveable and fun.

From the list of seven areas I was striving for acceptance in, I am well on the way with most of them and as a result I have ended up with more fun, family, clarity, patience, health, peace, tolerance, love and happiness!  A good result I would say.

I bought myself a bracelet to remind me of my word, and interestingly on the 13th Dec, it fell off my arm while I was walking. Perhaps a sign!

Moving forward to 2012, an apparently auspicious year, when the world may end!?!, I am making plans to have a fantastic year. It is for this reason I have chosen my word for the year ...


It came to me the other day when i was out riding. 
I love riding and get this fantastic feeling of confidence and that all is right with the world when I am out there riding along. I realised I wanted to try and translate this feeling into other areas of my life - hence ...

At first I thought the word was confidence, but then I realised that I wanted my word to reflect an outcome, thus an adjective, not a noun.

So onward into 2012. I will become increasingly CONFIDENT in the areas of:


This will lead me to experience increased:


I'll drink to that!

I have confidence in confidence alone
Besides which you see I have confidence in me!
*I have Confidence -  Rodgers and Hammerstein (From the Sound of Music)