I Must Confess…my favourite post of 2014
It’s time for the last I Must Confess linkup for 2014.
I have to admit that 2014 has been a crappy year for me – my own annus horribilis, if you will. I won’t rehash every gory detail as you are no doubt sick of hearing me complain for the umpteenth time, but if you are new or confused, this post will clue you in.
I must confess that I really wasn’t keen to retrace my year in order to identify my favourite post for 2014. It’s the same reason that I haven’t embraced the whole Facebook year in review thing (although, I am not alone there). Considering how big and confronting and tough this year has been (and continues to be), I just want to try to move forward rather than look back and relive everything all over again.
But sometimes it can be beneficial to look back, even if the process of recollection is painful. It allows you to revisit the good that is often hidden, deep within the bad. The act of remembering can help you put your experience into perspective and can sometimes even result in new, happier recollections.
Which is why re-reading this post again has reminded me of my hopes, dreams and aspirations for 2014. It has also set me on a better, more positive path for 2015. It is most definitely my favourite post of the year.
In this vein I’m also continuing to try to practise positivity, It has been a real challenge lately in the face of my father’s setbacks in hospital but it is genuinely helping me concentrate on what I know and focus less on all those pesky and worrying unknowns. It is a truly useful way to reduce stress, strain and anxiety, every single day.
Practising positivity on a larger scale highlights that my “annus horribilius’ can actually be seen in a different light. Sure I had my own health issues that culminated in a stroke-like episode but I’m healthy now. Yes, my father has cancer and is still in ICU but he is still here, fighting tooth and nail to remain with us. And yes, I no longer have a job but that was my choice and while I’m still adjusting to my new reality I am definitely healthier for making that choice.
Perspective is a funny, funny thing. Maybe my year wasn’t quite so terrible after all?
So, take the time to look back over your own year and share the post that meant the most to you. It can be a post of your own or a post from someone else. It can be short or long. Funny or sad. It’s your choice.
Sounds easy, right?
Link up, spread the comment love and join in with the fabulous I Must Confess community for our last hurrah in 2014!
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