New Year.

Happiness is not a destination, it’s a journey. Happiness is not tomorrow, it is now. Happiness is not a dependency, it is a decision. Happiness is what you are, not what you have.

The above text is from a inspirational quote email that I receive daily. I like it. It reminds me that we need to enjoy our lives now, not wait until we have attained our dream job/man/home/life.

If we don’t enjoy the journey, we spend our lives looking for a perfection we will never achieve.
The journey is the entirety of our life; it’s the here and now. We need to spend our time appreciating what is here, right now and not focusing too much on what we are trying to achieve in the future.

Of course I’m not suggesting we make no plans, on the contrary. I am saying we need to focus more on getting there than on what our lives will be like when we are there.

At the beginning of the new year our lives are filled with endless possibilities and opportunities. A whole, brand new year stretches out right in front of us and that can be both exciting and very daunting.
We are keen to make the most of the auspicious vibes that surround us at this wonderful time, but we also feel a sense of sadness for the departing year.
Even if we are glad to see the back of the previous year we cannot help but feel a twinge of sadness for what never came to pass, or for those we had to leave behind.

I think it’s important to acknowledge any sadness, learn what we need to from it and then move forward, ready to embrace the upcoming year and all of the wonderful opportunities that await us.

This new year for me is going to be a studious journey. I am restarting my studies on the road to gaining my degree. This also means I am putting my goals and dreams first for a change, something that is quite an alien concept to me as I usually put others before myself.

I look forward to the coming year and am ready to meet the challenges that will arise, meeting them head on with determination.

Happy New Year and Happy New Moon.