Finish line – Day 340

There are just two days left until this blog ends. Aww. I’m going to miss you lovely lot. As you know, One Year To Make A Million was supposed to be about my attempts to make £1,000,000 in a year and in that respect, I have failed SPECTACULARLY!

For a short while, my income increased, but around the time my dad was diagnosed with cancer, clients left me, the cash didn’t exactly flow and the harder I tried, the poorer I seemed to get.

The Journey practitioner tells me that this is because I concentrated on ‘lack’, rather than feeling grateful for the prosperity that I have. This is a tough one for me. I’ve lain awake fretting over my finances for a lifetime and it’s a hard habit to break, although break it I must.

This is something I’ll be tackling throughout 2019 as I work with a spiritual mentor. I’ll be writing about this and am currently trying to think of a title for my new blog. Any ideas are welcome. There’ll be a prize if I use one of your ideas!

Anyway, I thought this might be a good time to look back on the year. So, here is my 2018 broken into three parts –

The good

  • I conquered my fear of public speaking and gave several well received talks.
  • I wrote 25,000 words of my novel.
  • I blogged daily.
  • I gave myself an emotional clear out with The Journey  process.
  • I got to know myself a lot better.
  • I realised that I want to pursue a more spiritual path.
  • I wrote and performed a five-minute stand-up comedy routine.
  • I’ve made small but consistent improvements in ballet.
  • I’ve fallen in love with silence.
  • I’ve found a spiritual mentor I am excited about working with.
  • Regular work fell away and nothing terrible happened.
  • I joined a meditation group.
  • I have meditated regularly (almost!).
  • I’ve had plenty of exercise.
  • My weight has remained stable thanks to two fasting days a week.
  • I’ve made new friends.
  • I fell in love with chanting and gong bathing.
  • I haven’t bought things I don’t need.
  • I’m still married to a lovely man and have three awesome teenagers.
  • My husband has had a well paid contract that has lasted all year.
  • I have read a stack of fantastic self-help books.
  • I spent quality time with both my parents.
  • My son passed a couple of A levels with good grades.
  • The sun shone while we were at the seaside this summer.
  • I worked with some wonderful new clients.
  • I got good results for all my clients.

The Bad

  • My finances are not in good shape.
  • I’ve had lots of headaches.
  • I have more grey hair.
  • I’ve eaten too much sugar.
  • Lots of domestic appliances broke.

The Ugly

  • My friend Jack died.
  • My Dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
  • My Mum was diagnosed with dementia.

A few awful things happened, but on the whole, I’d say that 2018 wasn’t a bad year. In fact, it was brilliant. I haven’t made a million and forgive me for sounding trite, but I do feel a whole lot richer. I have learned so much and am excited about the prospect of becoming a better version of me in 2019.

A big thank-you to everyone who has read this blog and to all the wonderful human beings who have helped me along my way this year. There are too many to mention, but you know who you are.

Personal manifesto

I am greatful for all the gifts 2018 has given me.

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