Honesty

I feel I could or should be sat here now, thinking and coming up with a list of resolutions for the impending new year. Already, I’ve decided that there is one change I am going to try and enforce, day by day and that is to be completely honest with people.

I’ve always considered myself to be an honest person but, as I’m sure many of you will understand; certain situations arrive where it seems easier to lie about your thoughts and feelings. To ‘go with the flow’ for an easier ride.

If I don’t like something, I’m not going to pretend that I’m interested. If I disagree with a statement or procedure at work, I’m going to make my voice heard. This isn’t going to be easy and, if I look at the full picture, it’s going to distort be come an overwhelming blur. That’s why I’m aiming to take it one day at a time. As each day comes. Instead of looking for things, I’ll allow them to happen.

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Christmas Whine

I’ve been sat here for the last hour or so, trying to decide on what to write for today’s post while distracting myself with other things (YouTube, Facebook, etc.). I think I’ve had three different thoughts for themes yet now, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I’m just going to write about my morning and whatever’s on my mind…

(I think that’s a warning that this isn’t going to be a positive post!)

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2013

In this post, I’m looking forward to the new year. In another post recently, I reflected back on all that I am grateful for from the year of 2012. Now, I’d like to set out a list of ambitions and aspirations for the new year. Some that I will aim to accomplish; others that aren’t a necessity but, they might give me something to hope for.

If I hadn’t deleted my previous blog, I’d be able to reflect on the goals I set out for 2012. I remember one of them being to find a girlfriend; someone to share life with, as I’d just begun internet dating. Well, I may still be living the mostly-single life but, I do feel as though I’ve moved closer to that target. I now know what I like and must look for in a person and I’m less concerned about meeting ‘anyone’ than I am in sharing with someone uniquely special to me.

Let’s carry on with my new list for the new year then, in no particular order:

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Wrap It Up

This is my first weekly writing challenge and I’ve decided to take this to create a list of ten things that I have been grateful and thankful for in 2012. I was hoping to do this two days ago (in preparation for 21/12/12…) but, you know how life goes and other things often get in the way and sometimes prevent you from doing things. So, in no particular order, here we go:

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‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

I’ve only been running this blog since August but, to look at that another way, it will account for approximately one-third of 2012 by the time we reach New Year‘s Eve (if the world doesn’t end first…). To me, that pretty much says ‘half’ of the year! 😉

My biggest thanks go to The Depressed Moose for the nomination. As I said in the comments section on your post; you are deserving of more stars and so, if I’ve understood this one correctly, by nominating you in return, you should receive an additional star from me?

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

My Nominations:

The Depressed Moose

How Do You Eat An Elephant?

Forcing Myself Happy

MADD Suspiscions

Crazy in the Coconut

hastywords

I’ve selected six of the blogs (six stars so, it seemed apt) and writers that I first connected with once I started this blog of my own. There are many other pages I’ve discovered since who have also helped to encourage and inspire me but, from my own perspective, the half-dozen above have been here since the very beginning. I would like to have added Maxi’s blog to the list but, respectfully, she made the decision recently to discontinue her blog.

A big thank you to Mr.Moose for the nomination and also to everyone for reading this blog within the last eleven months, or even much less! 😉 If I ever get this blog on to Facebook, I’ll be sure to like their page. This time, I promise to notify my nominations!! 😳 At the end of this year, I aim to do a post on what I’ve learnt and have been grateful and thankful for in 2012.