Looking Ahead to 2017

Looking Ahead to 2017

Last year at about this time, I took part in a “16 in 16” blog challenge with a few other bloggers.

It wasn’t about resolutions. No sir. Not me. Why? Because I knew I always fail at resolutions so I wasn’t going to set myself up to fail. WHy do that to myself? Such counterproductive behaviour.

My sixteen things were intentions. Well, my mother always used to say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions and it turns out she may have been right. (I suppose everybody, even her, gets to be right about something at least once in their miserable, cold existence).

Anyway, I’m not going to link you to the post, because I have lived so few of my intentions that it’s downright fucking embarrassing. Plus I’m no longer really in the same friendship group as I was back then. It’s funny how you think you know someone…

What a difference a year makes. 2016 has been an eye opener on every fucking level.

There was no way, after that debacle of a blog post,  I was going to even entertain the idea of resolutions or intentions this year. And then I saw this picture on a Bullet Journalling group FaceBook page. (Yeah. Bullet Journalling. There’s another thing I wanted to get into but didn’t. Ah well, there’s always next year).
This reminds me of my wonderful friend Liz – amazing life coach and all round brilliant human.

So I’m going to print it out BIG and stick it on my wall, where it’s the first thing I’ll see every day when I open my eyes.

Edited to add thanks a LOT, WordPress for linking to the original “16 in 16” post below. How very fucking helpful of you.

Don’t mind me, I was just over here trying to distance myself from that shit. Cheers.


18th December 2016 at 6:17 pm

My aim for 17 is to just ‘be’. To work on acceptance rather than change. There are a couple of things left over from 16 that I must do, but apart from that, my main aim is for there to be no change. Which will actually be a huge change!

    Daisy Hollands
    19th December 2016 at 9:21 am

    I love this. We all need to “just be” (or “just fucking be!”) a little more. I wish you everything good in 2017 Rita.

19th December 2016 at 6:35 am

This, my amazing woman, is one if the many reasons I fucking love you!!!!!!!!

19th December 2016 at 10:19 am

I pwoper fucking love this. I’m implementing several of these rules as of now…..
My 2 goals for 2017 are simple
1/ Disconnect as often as possible for as long as possible from the electronic world that surrounds me, put down the pads/phones/laptops and just enjoy the small things in life! As above ^ to just BE, – and enjoy what life shows me.
2/ have at least 12 actual dates with my lady, we don’t connect as often as we should, and having a date where we leave it all behind for one night and just be us is something I really want to promote. Healthy fun relationship

Thanks Dais for sharing xxxx

    Daisy Hollands
    19th December 2016 at 10:34 am

    It really resonates, doesn’t it? I wish you and yours a really wonderful Christmas and a fun filled, happy new year. Much love to you xxx

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