For some, the new year will already hold lots of exciting plans, trips and adventures; for others, there may be no certainties, despite having hopes and dreams, and this can be extremely daunting. For me, of course I have high hopes that it will be a great new year and that I will achieve many of my goals, but I feel quite pessimistic, because I feel like I've tried really hard over the last 7 months to find a new job and a new challenge, yet this hasn't happened. I know I should be grateful for what I have, which I am, but sometimes it's difficult to look past the negatives and right now, I feel like I've fallen down a well and it's cold and dark; I should be calling for help and trying to get out, but I don't have the motivation to do so. Right now, as I'm writing this, the rain is battering the windows and the daylight has faded - it suits my mood perfectly! Something to do with the winter blues, I'm sure.
So, I will try to look forward to 2016, with hopes that my dreams will finally be realised. I will work hard towards achieving my goals and try to appreciate everything I already have along the way. I will try to make the best of it and remind myself that I am very lucky to be here and that everything happens for a reason and what's meant to be will be. I do have one big goal for the coming year, which I am both excited and apprehensive about; I hope it will bring about a new business venture for me and if not, I'll have dabbled in a new hobby, which I hope to enjoy.
I want to thank you all for supporting Just Emma and I hope you continue to do so in the new year. I really appreciate your input. I have lots of blog post ideas for the new year, but will wait until I feel more inspired before I act on them.
I want to wish you all the best for 2016; I hope 2015 was good to you and I hope the next year will be even better! Let's keep telling ourselves not to give up on our hopes and dreams - keep at it, work even harder and hopefully it will all be worth it in the end!