As I travel through life it’s far too easy to let the years fly by without seeming to notice them. The things which stop me for a while of contemplation are set moments which seem to act as mile markers. Christmas flowing into New Year is always one of those, a time for reflection on what has gone before, and a forward glance of anticipation to what might be ahead of me.
What a year it’s been! Only two months ago I was feeling weighed down by just about everything which was balanced precariously on my shoulders, yet as I sit here now and reflect, it’s truly been a year of wonderful highs too.
I don’t consider myself a blogger. I am just someone who loves to write, and take pictures. To manage to combine the two is a joy. This year I was asked to blog by two creators whose businesses I have long since supported. I have bought their products because I have been amazed at the quality of, the realism astounding me at times. It makes it so easy to blog for them, to aim to show their items perfectly in my pictures, and promote them in my writing. Both offers came as SUCH a boost though, because they were based on my pictures.
Pushing myself to try and get better in the photos I take from SL had the result of getting me noticed. I can’t tell you enough in words how amazing that made me feel, or just how much that boost was carried through to my day on the other side of the screen, allowing me to walk with a real bounce in my step.
I sometimes share glimpses of my life in my writing here, but in all honesty I try and keep much of my trials to myself, or those wonderfully patient constant friends who are blessings in my life.
2018 has indeed been a year of trials, but I can’t remember when I last had a year which wasn’t. I think it’s life’s way of reminding us that we are still growing and learning. It is never good to become complacent, and is always a truly bad idea to ever think of saying there’s never anything left to learn. I have learned so much about myself this year, and moreover pushed myself to do and cope with more.
Each difficult time has brought its reward… eventually.
There is one real upturn in my life which merits its own piece of writing, but for the first time in a very long time I have even more to look forward to this Christmas. To any of you struggling right now, keep on. Keep putting one foot in front of the other, eventually things will even out!
Sending out love and light to you all ♥