On the first day of Christmas

And so it begins… I am again attempting a blog challenge that some of my online friends are participating in called #blog12daysxmas in which I will be blogging every day for the next 12 days. I figured I wasn’t going away anywhere during this time, and I want to blog more so why not give it a go. I’m not sure what my posts will cover, or how long or memorable they will be but who cares.

Tonight when I watched the Queen’s Christmas message I think it was the first time in a while I actually paid attention to what she was saying. I’m not a royalist nor do I watch her message every year and if I do I usually tune out quite early on, my attention span seems to be getting shorter as I get older. But this year her theme of reflection was quite fitting.

I never thought I was any good at reflection and any school or uni assignments that included a reflection component used to fill me with dread (or I’d avoid the subject altogether).  But like a lot of things this year I have come to realize I can and do reflect, just maybe not on the things I think I need to reflect on. And maybe not in a very formal or structured way.

So my goal for the rest of 2013 and beyond is to reflect more. To help with this, my friend on Facebook and Twitter Sally Baker  referred me to a blog by Susannah Conway and her Unravelling the Year Ahead workbook. I have printed this out and will spend the next few days completing it when I get a quiet moment or two to mentally end 2013 and prepare for 2014. So to end this first post on Christmas Day 2103 I would like to thank all of my family and friends for their continued love, friendship and support. I hope 2014 will be bigger and better for everyone.

Merry Christmas