2014 and so far it has been a fucking shocker. My thoughts are a little all over the place so please be patient with me over the next few days. Yes it is 2014. Yes I have already had my birthday and yes that too blew balls, understandably so under the circumstances, but I need to look forward and not dwell on the first week of 2014. If I did this then my whole year was going to be a disaster.
I decided that the best way to put the first week of 2014 behind me and start the year afresh. Should I make a New Year’s resolution? Probably not. I have never done it before so there is probably no reason to start now but what I do need to do is to think about what I actually want to achieve this year.
There’s the usual things like lose weight or be a better person but these sound more like New Year’s Resolutions than something that is substantial to making me a happy person. I need to look further within myself to what I really want to do. While dwelling on the meaning of my life I also realised that I need to –
Learn Turkish. Just enough to get by. Just enough.
Talk to Daughter. Teach Daughter. Listen to Daughter. Hug Daughter. Pre-teen angst. Mood swings. Negating my authority. Yikes. It’s a bitch. Deep breath Jane, deep breath!
Be more patient with The Turk. He’s had a tough first week of 2014 also. Maybe give him a break now and then rather than being on his ass about what he hasn’t done. Maybe.
Explore my surrounds. Turkey is not a big country. It’s smaller than New South Wales and yet I have never delved further than the beaches. I need to say it. I need to do it. Here it comes . . . ROAD TRIP!
Write. I was chatting to a friend the other day and she gave me some encouragement with my writing. “Keep blogging,” she said, “I love your stories.” Thanks Ris but I may need some more nudging from you over the next couple of months as I try and find my voice.
Alright so this list may not give me all the answers to the meaning of my life but it’s a start.
Hold on people. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.
I say keep blogging too. I like your blog and your writing. Also, I say yes to roadtrip!
I hope your 2014 gets better soon.
Keep at it. Will be with you all the way.
Shit luv, it can only get better! Road trip is an awesome idea. Go to Goreme it is an amazing part of Turkey, it blew me away. Do something for you after all we all know if mum’s happy, everyone’s happy.
Sheesh! Well if things have hit rock bottom in week 1 of the year, the only way is up, right? I hope things get better. I can keep nudging you to blog too – you’re a great writer and I love reading your stuff, so keep it up for your adoring fans, okay?