Two thousand and zen? Two thousand and men?

Happy new year, everyone! However you saw 2010 in, I hope you’re feeling upbeat, optimistic and energised for the year ahead. May it bring you many blessings of love, health, fulfilment and happiness.

I spent New Year’s Eve with a lovely group of people – some are good friends, some are now new friends. As it does when you’re having fun, time flew by and before we knew it, midnight had arrived. I wasn’t the only single person there so the feeling-left-out-with-nobody-to-kiss-at-midnight thing wasn’t a problem – us singles just gravitated towards each other for a hug!

I am grateful that 2009 was a really, really good year for me. My business took off – my turnover increased by about 100%; I travelled again for the first time in years; I reached my five-year post-melanoma milestone; I went back to Pilates and started bellydance classes (more about that soon!); and I spent happy times with family and friends who love and support me. So, for me, 2009 was ‘two thousand and MINE’.

This year? Will it be ‘two thousand and MEN’ – or maybe ‘two thousand and ZEN?’. Maybe a bit of both 🙂 One of my Christmas gifts is a guidebook for travel to Japan and I am soooo inspired to visit there. That’s the ‘zen’ bit (I need to work really hard and save a lot of money to do it, but that’s my goal!). As for the men bit – this year I will be more open and stop making snap judgements… perhaps I’ll give the internet dating a proper whirl again. Oh and in light of my positive attitude, my ‘online dating turn-offs’ series of posts is going to be given a new spin… watch this space 🙂

While I don’t do resolutions, I do set goals for myself regularly. And yesterday I spent most of the day making a vision board and it’s now hanging on the wall above my desk to keep me focused and inspire me this year. What’s on it? Pictures of far flung places (travel, travel, travel!); cosy home scenes of tables laden with food for friends; flowers; books; pretty clothes and shoes (my wardrobe has improved a lot but there’s still work to be done); sparkly jewellery (this year I WILL acquire diamonds – or maybe just one… I think it’s about time!); healthy, toned bodies (I definitely have some work to do in that department after the holidays!); yummy healthy, organic food; and pictures that to me represent happiness, gratitude and love. Plus inspiring words like ‘live well’, ‘shape your body’, and ‘red hot right now’ 🙂

Here’s to a great year!

xx A


3 thoughts on “Two thousand and zen? Two thousand and men?

  1. Congrats on a great year!

    I’m looking forward to hearing about your bellydancing classes – I just signed up for some starting next week!

  2. @marilynkaydennis It’s been a bit dire to be honest. But check out my latest post (posted today) for possible light at the end of the tunnel 🙂

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