Goodbye 2017, hello 2018!

How time flies by! It seems like it was only yesterday when I wrote a New Year’s post for 2017. One year just flew by!

It has been a good year for me. I got back into journalism in a job with a more regular income. Family and good friends got closer. This Christmas was special in that we enjoyed each other more. That was memorable.

I also made a few new friends this year, some good and some challenging and looking forward to seeing us grow in friendship. If some don’t, that’s ok, too.

So, yes, it was yet another good year! Of course, there were some nastiness, but, I guess, that’s life. You need to take the bad with the good! But, what was pleasantly surprising is that I handled them well.  So, I must have grown in managing stress and disappointments better!

To sum up I think the best thing about 2017 is the good health I enjoy. With health, all the above and more can be enjoyed. And, that’s what I thank God most for!

What am I looking forward to in the new year? Lots of fun, a fair bit of travel, more books to read, more friends, an improved garden and a change of government! (More of that in posts to come!)

For 2018, I have also made a minimum number of resolutions, three, actually: First on the list: Go to bed early and have, at least, 7 hours of sleep! I’m an owl! But, I must keep this schedule so that I’m functional the next day and enjoy everything I want and need to do.

Secondly, I’ve decided that I’ve had it with bad relationships and plan to steer clear of them!

Thirdly, I’m going to increase my early morning exercise regime (for which I need to get up early enough after a 7hr sleep!) Need to keep the waistline in check!

Let’s see if I can keep them! Happy New Year, folks. Seize the year and rise up to all the challenges it throws at you!

Welcome 2018!

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