Welcome to the new year.
Does it feel shiny for you?
An opportunity to begin again?
Or are you not so much into that?
I kind of like the feeling of popping on a new outfit, so to speak.
To de-clutter the old and look ahead at new things.
My kids and I had a chat about this year & what it means for us.
We decided on it being 'The year of being the best you can be'.
It was inspired by a speech my 11yo gave to his school about what he believed being a leader was. He believes it is about being the best you can be and in doing that helping others to be the best they can be.
I really latched onto it. SO wise. So good.
I like the idea of trying your best to be your best.
So this year that is what I am going to do. Trying to be the very best I can be.
It doesn't mean being perfect. It means being real. Living with meaning.
To me it means being mindful, being able to see the good around you, being able to give things a go. Step out and forward in the things you do. Let go of negativity and strive to see the positive.
To me it means taking care of those I care about, making time to be with people that are good for me and my family. Working hard at all I do.
I think there are real benefits in doing all of these things. I think it is good to take stock and be considered in how we behave and how it affects others. People are what I care about most.
Does it sound like something you would like to try and do too?
Or maybe you have other things you are trying to do/achieve this year. Let me know!
We have just about come to the end the first week of Mr Girlfriend being back at work after an ever so lovely Christmas/New Year break.
We had loads of extra people here and it felt like one of the best recharges ever. SO many of our very favourite people around us.
We took the opportunity to finish the build of our wood oven- it has been a LONG and ongoing project, interrupted by life, busyness and a large renovation.
I will post about the building of it soon- lots of you have asked!
I first posted about it here.
We have been cooking from it nearly every day.
The very first thing we cooked was Pork Crackling. Appropriate non?
Then the most gorgeous & simple pizza. It was the BEST.
It was such a heart filling project. Built by a community of loved ones in just the manner we intend for it to be used- eating the food from it, with people we love. The very best sort of food experiences.
We have been listening to this a lot.