What an apt theme for The Daily Post Photo Challenge this week. As the year draws to a close, I’ve been reflecting on how long and difficult a year it’s been. It reminds me of the photo below with stormy clouds and a tumultuous sky. A horizon that felt like it was going on forever, at times threatening to overwhelm me.
But now a new year beckons and I’m thinking ahead.
I gave up making new year resolutions a long time ago. If there’s one certainty in my life it’ll be that I break them.
However the other certainty is that life will continue, with or without us and our plans. There are new roads to travel so we may as well have an idea where we’re going.
For me 2017 will be about new directions. Finding myself again after a year in limbo. Taking chances, putting myself out there, maybe taking up a course and pursuing a passion. It will be about seeing my kids settled, hopefully enjoying a big road trip mid year and, of course, more writing.
My daughter has finished school and is setting off on her own new journey. Just as all of us, in our own way, are embarking on new horizons
New directions, new hopes and possibilities are all waiting for us.
For me it’s about being positive and staying focused, writing down my dreams and goals, maybe even creating a vision board. It’s always a good thing to map out how we’d like our future to look.
Of course we all know that life has a way of disrupting our plans, however if we have a course of action we at least know the direction we’re sailing.
As the saying goes: You can’t discover new land without first losing sight of the shore.
Here’s to following our dreams, pursuing new horizons and exciting new adventures in 2017.
Wishing all of you a bright and golden future.
In response to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: New Horizon