2017 – what’s to come??

That’s the million dollar question isn’t it! Who really knows what 2017 will bring. Well no one does in fact, you just have to hope and pray for good things and then deal with whatever comes your way – same as you do at every new year!

There will be many saying 2017 couldn’t be any worse than 2016. Which in some ways is true, but if you were a negative person you’d say it was unlikely to be any better.

And perhaps on a global level things may get worse. Or they may get better. We’ll see how that turns out as the year progresses! But on a personal level, how do you feel about the year ahead?

When I think about 2017 I actually feel really positive about what’s to come. I have no reason to have that feeling – I don’t have a crystal ball after all, and I’m definitely not psychic – but I just get this warm feeling about it so I live in hope that it’s going to be a better year personally for me.

It’s quite funny really – when I think back 12 months as 2016 was approaching I had the complete opposite feeling. I knew I had things to look forward to in the first few months of the year (see previous blog post!), but after that everything looked a little bit ‘black’. I just couldn’t see anything positive for the second half of the year. I didn’t necessarily think anything bad was going to happen, I just didn’t have anything good to look forward to.

And that’s exactly how my year panned out in the end. Perhaps it was because I subconsciously had those thoughts in the back of my mind that my year turned out how it did. I don’t know. But that is how it turned out and it feels a bit weird knowing now that I went into 2016 not feeling overly comfortable about how it was going to be.

But the good news this time is that I genuinely feel 2017 will be a good year. I don’t have anything specific planned to look forward to yet, but I have got things in the pipeline – plans for trips away, family celebrations and goals to work towards and hopefully achieve.

I know that things at work are likely to be tough again this year. But as I know that it’s likely to be the case, I feel better equipped to deal with it – as the saying goes, to be forewarned is to be forearmed! So all in all 2017 is looking pretty good at the moment.

I’m not naïve enough to think nothing bad will happen during 2017 though. Every year brings it’s ups and downs. But I will be going in to 2017 feeling much more positive than I felt going into 2016, and that can only be a good thing right? If you have a positive mind, I truly believe you’ll be in a better position to deal with the more challenging things.

Happy New Year to you all and here’s to a happy and positive 2017!

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