What is the point of running into a new project - any project, and a year is a big project! - without looking at what worked and what didn't in the last one? So before I set a million intentions and resolutions and make a zillion lists and plans about what I will do in 2015, I want to take a second to think about what I did in 2014. Or, more importantly, what I learned.
2. I have forgotten/lost/outgrown the ability to sleep off a hang-over. Six AM on the dot my body will wake me up, no matter what. In fact it feels like my body is saying "hey, this is gonna be fecking awful - wouldn't want ya to miss a second of it". In 2014 I have proven this new learning thrice, which in my understanding of experimental methodology makes it fact. And removes any need to ever try again.
3. I would, indeed, like to have children. Don't want to get too personal here ... hmmm, how to say this in a nice way ... I thought for the longest time I mustn't like dancing. Turns out, I just didn't want to dance with her.
4. Mineral powder foundation rocks. If you're wondering, I use Nude by Nature because it's vegan and Australian and the primer smells divine. I'm not very good at make-up, so you know it must smell good else I wouldn't use it because I don't really understand what it does.
5. If after a doggie snuggle you don't feel at least 60% better, consult your doctor.
6. When you ask for what you need (not want - need), people are generally pretty happy to give it to you.
7. Sometimes I'm not ok. And that's totally ok.
8. If it's not great - go home!
9. I can imagine getting married again. I've been separated for about 99.7% of this year, and for most of it thought it would be me and Suki forever. But then someone proposed to me, and I thought "actually, I reckon maybe one day that could happen". Also, might make number 3 easier. (P.S. no, I can't imagine getting married to that person who asked. In fact, I said "no, thank you". So the first time I was proposed to I was talked around and said "alright then", and the second time I said "no, thank you". If there is a third, I'm very much hoping I would react like a beauty pageant contestant complete with face-fanning and squealing).
10. Lots of the things I used to think were wrong with me turn out to just be me. As a result, rather than work on "fixing" them, I work to create a life that lets them run wild and free.
11. It's vital to let people know you love them. More often than you think and with more conviction than a text message.
12. Despite what I (think I) see in the mirror, I can actually fit through some fairly small spaces.
13. My superpower is manifestation and I sometimes (always) struggle to harness it. Want examples? OK:
- In Bali I said "When I get home I'm gonna get a cat". The day after I got home, my friend suddenly went into hospital and I was the only one available to look after his cat. Not what I meant.
- In Vegas, I was looking forward to my Grand Canyon tour, but so tired I also was bummed out I wasn't getting a sleep in. I said "I just wish I could sleep in". My flight, and therefore tour, was cancelled. Not what I meant.
- I needed some quiet time out of my crazy house so I went to the movies. I said "I just want to be alone a little". I saw Gravity. And was the only one in the cinema. Just me and Sandra. Not what I meant. AWESOME, THOUGH!!
14. I am incapable of sleeping in the middle of my bed. Not for lack of trying, either! I do, however, alternate sides.
So, that's my fourteen for Twenty Fourteen. There is likely many more, but my mum is only here for a couple more days so I want to hang out with her hehe ;)
I hope you take a second before the fireworks go off to think about yours. And if you want, share them over on Facebook!
Happy New Year, and Happy Old Year, too! With love,