The Lion-Hearted Year

January 25, 2018
Lion Illustration

If I could stamp 2017 with a single word, it would be ‘struggle’.
Last year, I felt like the world had trapped me in a Lemony Snicket book from which there was no end. I will not bore you with the finer details, but please note, it was not a swell time for me.

I am also aware that there are some even more unfortunate fools out there that do not have the luxury of whining about their problems on a laptop. This fact alone actually makes me feel like I’m being a bit of a Mariah Carey. Maybe I should stop… 

I don’t know what you do when you feel a little bit hopeless, but I read. Somehow, ignoring all my problems and burying my head in a book seems to work.

Luckily, I came across Jan Carrington’s ebook on wholehearted living. I found myself looking back at my falls, and thinking about how I could avoid them in the future. I was inspired to look at my year ahead and for the first time in my life, fully plan how I want it to be.

I’m still struggling to let go of that spontaneous girl who likes to sleep all day, party all night. Planning was never my thing. But, now I guess the game has changed. I used to want to spend my days in bars, sipping chocolate stouts or very large glasses of wine. A pretty sucky goal right? I still love socialising but now my goals are much bigger.

I want to have my own place in the city, grow my media company and travel the world. Financial freedom- doesn’t that sound sweet?

So, this year, I’ve decided to be the person in charge of the ink pad and I’m going to give 2018 a stamp before it has even begun. 2018 will be a ‘Lion-Hearted’ year (hence my stupid drawing above). This year will be about being brave, fierce and never EVER letting fear hold me back from doing anything. To reach my big goals, I’ve got to do big things. It’s not going to be easy but by Jove, it’s going to be worth it!