Wotchya! And Happy New Year!
How has the first full working week of the year treated you? Here at The World of Suzy Homemaker, it’s been bloody amazing!
It didn’t start out like that, mind and I lay the blame squarely at that sodding “New Year, New You” movement.
From losing weight, to getting fit, to finding a new job, New Year’s Resolutions are as much a part of the Yuletide festivities as the fat man in a red suit.
I haven’t made a New Year’s Resolution since I quit smoking 7 years ago (go me!) And yet, in spite of myself, I still get giddy at the prospect of a fresh new year and the chance to start over.
Every year, I make a pact with myself not to buy into the hype of New Year’s Eve and every year… I fail.
As the excitement of the Season reached its crescendo and Beloved and I sipped champagne with our BFFs, we joined London in welcoming 2015 on the tellybox. But as I stood in a sea of party poppers, I noticed a distinct and familiar lack of fireworks within.
When I woke on New Year’s Day, my mood was as flat as a pancake and by the time I made the exhausting 1-minute commute to my desk on Monday morning, my motivation was through the floor. I had no desire to be there and no idea where to start.
Thankfully, The Universe took care of that!
Did you ever see the film Bruce Almighty? There’s a scene where Bruce is driving along, pleading with God to tell him what to do… and to send him a sign. The signs were all there, right in front of him, but he ignores them and ends up crashing the car.
Some people call it synchronicity, while others speak of ‘Light Bulb’ or ‘Ah ha!’ moments. As I’ve been walking my path, I’ve become far more open to recognising those signs.
And that’s how I came to call them Bruce Almighty moments.
I’ve been reminded a lot recently about treating myself gently, right when I’ve been feeling the pressure to rush through life at a million miles an hour.
Like the message of inspiration that appeared on my newsfeed, just when I needed reminding that it’s OK to do things my way.
Or the friend who called out of the blue and said all the right things, right when I needed a pep talk.
Then there were the three separate articles in my inbox, which arrived just in time to reassure me that statistics and followers aren’t the be all and end all of blogging.
All these wonderful, wonderful messages have served to remind me that it’s OK TO BE ME. It’s OK not to rush headlong into the New Year like a mad woman. I’ve given myself permission to ease myself in gently and to take my time. In doing so, I’m opening myself up to some fantastic opportunities coming my way.
I’ve been hearing a lot about how 2015 is the year of action and already, huge things are starting to happen.
Four people very dear to me have made incredibly brave and empowering decisions, while another is on the road to buying a dream home.
Elsewhere in my world, I’ve signed up a fabulous new client, right when I need to pay for an unexpected expense and she’s brought with her some very exciting new developments for my business.
Image: Danielle LaPorte
All this and the year isn’t even 10 days old yet. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings!
What about you? How is the new year shaping up in your world? Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Are you having any Bruce Almighty moments?
Drop a comment below to let me know.
A hui hou,