Tonight is the night that we all say a celebratory farewell to 2011 and welcome the exciting clean slate of 2012. I always love this time of the year when we take the time to reflect on the year that has been and dream of what the new year might hold.
It has been a mammoth year for me... so much has changed this year that I almost don't recognise myself as the same person that I entered it as.
You may have noticed that this blog has been a lot quieter this year, in fact all of Melly & me has been a little quieter than usual, but during that time there has been so much happening in my personal life. After a hard 2010, my 2011 quickly became the year of new beginnings, new developments and self discovery. Some of this has been really hard work, there have been some definite hurdles sent my way, but at the same time some of it has been the most truly enjoyable journey.
Another exciting thing that has taken my concentration in 2011 is the all-consuming distraction of new-found love with the most amazing man who makes me smile innumerous times every single day. I truly am so unbelievably lucky to have him by my side!
On the "Melly & me" side of life my favourite moment of 2011 was undoubtedly taking the stunning journey to Vietnam for our first international retreat/holiday. It was such an amazing time and the memories are so unbelievably fond. I am really looking forward to the next "Imagine..." overseas retreat which will be announced to you all next week!
In reflection, looking back through the year, despite some very hard moments, I have had a very very good year! :) I suppose you could say that I turned those rotten lemons from 2010 (for any of my long term followers) into the sweetest tasting lemonade on earth. And I have enjoyed the journey so much. Rather than making any resolutions for the new year, I simply intend to enjoy that lemonade. There are so many plans already in place for 2012 that fill me with excitement and joy, I am just looking forward to enjoying every moment. I also look forward to new found energy and excitement finding its way into Melly & me, and hopefully being around here a lot more often.