2019 and all that …

I am thinking about next year and where to focus my interest and my energies. I am not one for New Year’s resolutions or for setting goals but I like to pause and consider what I want to include or change in my year ahead.

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2018 was a pretty good year for me. It was very busy and enjoyable year with my U3A (University of the Third Age) commitments. It was one of those years where, at times, I became more of a human-doing rather than a human-being.

For the year ahead I would like to give more attention to my relationships with people in my life. I have moved around a fair bit in my life and have often lost touch with people in the process. I grew up in Victoria and have now lived in West Australia for 36 years. I have lived in the Kimberley region, Pilbara region, MidWest/Gascoyne region, Perth, Goldfields/Esperance region and now the South West. Each time I moved I had to start again and make new friends and set up new networks. It gets to the point that I get itchy feet if I stay in one place too long.

I think 2019 will be about putting down some roots, building relationships and accepting we are here to stay. And being grateful that I can enjoy life in such a pleasant environment.

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14 thoughts on “2019 and all that …

  1. I understand how you feel and at some point in the coming year W hope to be able to do the same in our new home town of Lake Conjola. Until then we continue our trip around Oz and look forward to hearing west shortly. All the best for 2019. Linda 🐳

  2. You used two words – focus and gratitude!
    Believe it or not, a comment on another friend’s blog I posted yesterday – I chose focus as my word for the year… after my earlier post this week about the writing (and study) activities I have committed to this year! So… let’s focus together… and stay grateful for just how fortunate we are!!

    OK… onto another topic… I’ve been thinking often about your take on philosophy and the posts you did last year! I’m glad I did because I’m now reading a book I feel you will find useful… it pulls in the philosophers and their attempts to find reason in our modern environment that has lost God as it’s core – no, it’s not a religious book… so, I’m not preaching, promise!
    Douglas Murray – The Strange Death of Europe:…
    It is fascinating reading… promise!

    OK… enough of that!

    Happy New Year!
    May 2019 be filled with joy, peace and fulfilment!
    Keep having loads of life’s fun!
    Thanks for your support!

    • Thanks Vossey! I agree that gratitude is one of our most important practices. It is so easy to take the good life for granted. With regards to Douglas Murray’s book – I have looked him up on wikipedia and read some reviews of his book. I will keep an eye out for it. Thanks for the recommendation πŸ™‚

      • πŸ˜‰ Wiki doesn’t give him a very favourable write up… like they don’t seem to do with anyone who doesn’t conform to mass media leftist opinion. (Free speech is dying a torturous death!)
        I got the e-book on Amazon for about Β£2.99… if I can remember correctly!

      • UPDATE: I have just purchased the book on Amazon. I hesitated as I am a bit of a left-wing socialist πŸ™‚ but will read the book to see what I can learn! πŸ™‚

      • It is only by investigating all the sides that we’ll learn anything! Enjoy the read… the book has certainly answered a few questions for me… and I’m only 3/4 way through! πŸ˜‰

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