I wonder if like me you’re thinking about making a new years resolution or three?
I always find it a tricky one as you almost feel compelled to come up with something and each year I struggle.
This year I’m trying a slightly different approach.
They say you should never look back, always forward but I’m going to start by looking back at my life (of some nearly 57 years) and ask myself… what do I wish I’d done differently or wish I’d achieved in my life?
Yes, life is about making the right decisions … but what if you didn’t get everything completely right the first time? Is it too late to change things or make amends? I don’t think so.
Personally, I’m going to make as much happen in 2016 as I can and what I don’t get around can always roll over to next year.
Here’s how it works.
Grab a piece of paper and make a list of all those things you’d wished you’d either done or said to someone in your life. Then take your three top ideas from the list (Your choice) and you have your New Years resolutions!
Here’s my short list. (I should add my original list was huge so these are my top three for 2016)
- Join the Open Gardens scheme. (Ambitious yes … but it means more time in my garden)
- Find an alternative income so I don’t need to commute into central London 5 days a week. (Get to spend more time in my garden)
- Save more for my retirement so I can retire earlier. (… spend more time with my family … and of course, more time in the garden!)
My friends … most of all be happy right now! Enjoy your friends and your family but perhaps most of all, follow your dreams!
Btw … Its not too late to take your hardwood cuttings!