The last day of November and, once again, I ask myself where the whole year has gone. It seems only a few days ago I was celebrating the start of the new year and looking forward to all the opportunities it held and now, such a short time later, it is almost over. And the opportunities?
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It has been a good year with much achieved. I have no complaints whatsoever although, perhaps, even more could have been done, seen, experienced. I guess that is the way with everything: we look back on what could have been and regret but, hopefully, also enjoy good memories.
Would I wish, now, to change anything? Undoubtedly. That, I suspect, is the same for all of us. We look back and think: If only… We look back and wonder why we chose one path rather than another, what it was that influenced our decision-making, what it was that made us turn in one direction instead of another which might, perhaps, have been more worthwhile. Lost opportunities? Perhaps. But also opportunities taken, life lived to the full.
I do not regret all the things that I have done so far this year, that would be foolish. I made my decisions and I should – and do – stick by them. There is no time for regret, just thankfulness, and the pleasant thoughts of what is still to come in the new year. Am I an optimist? Most certainly! But an optimist who knows that everything lies in my hands: I make the decisions; I guide my path. A good feeling.
Love & Kisses, Viki.