Are you reflecting on 2016?
For me it has probably been one of my most challenging and rewarding years…….luckily most of the challenge has been consciously chosen, because I chose to stretch myself….but also because it has been a period of huge transition…….
From a dad living part-time with my daughter for 18 years, to a dad with a daughter living 10,000 miles away
From a part-time partner living apart to a full-time partner living together in a metal box on wheels!
From a UK resident for 46 years to an Australian resident
From a lifetime of home-loving house dwelling to nine months on the road with the stress (and excitement) of constantly moving home
From a part-time generalist in “men’s issues” for 20 years, to a full-time specialist in male suicide prevention **
From a full-time paid employee for 15 months prior to emigrating to being self-employed again for the past 15 months !!
I could write a book about 2016 but I’ll keep it very short…….it’s been exciting, inspiring, heart-opening, mind-expanding, emotionally draining and life-affirming.
I haven’t made resolutions yet but at 8am on New Year’s Eve I have big questions……..
*Is the Year of the Rooster good news for Roosters like me?
*How do I get better at balancing my many selfish dreams and taking care of the relationship that is my foundation and make sure that relationship gets better every year?
*What does it look like to be the best dad I can be to an adult daughter?
*What does it look like to make a difference and make money in 2017?
*What does it look like to make a difference and make money for the next ten years?
*What am I going to do to make my recurring resolution to be fitter and healthier really stick this year?
If you got this far, thanks for reading and have a Joyous 2017.