Well, I survived 2016.
Of course, my measures or KPI’s around how 2016 worked out may be different from yours, but I’ll give it a solid pass.
For me, the year started on the back foot. It involved really hard calls and compromise. It involved a lifestyle upheaval and I’ve been closely monitoring the impact on my kids. (So far, so good and they don’t seem to realise I’m keeping an eye on them).
I have fought battles to the point where I had to make the decision to risk all or walk away.
I have learned that there are people in the world who will impact your life negatively and that there is absolutely nothing you can do about it.
I have learned that I should focus on things that I can actually control or at the best, influence. I have learned that things not in my control aren’t actually worth expending my energy on.
I have found friendship and support in unexpected places. I have learned that by being open and vulnerable, good people will come to your side. I am grateful to those that kept an eye on me (especially Katherine). Supported. An encouraging word here and there.
God I hate being vulnerable.
2017 brings change. And I’m actually looking forward to it.