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A year in the life


This blog is the 52nd of my weekly digests that comes out every Wednesday lunchtime, it marks a year since I started posting my ramblings online (read the very first one here)

I love a bit of reflection and it’s a topic that I’ve talked about before (here) and will do so again. In contrast to new beginnings which was the topic of my very first blog (read it here), reflection is a process that is best done constantly throughout the year, but also taking the time at a suitable interval to completely review what you’re doing and why is frequently overlooked. We can keep ourselves in check if we’ve not been as committed to something as we’d have liked, or find ourselves ceaselessly persisting in a fruitless venture.

Neither of which are true about writing this blog for me. Whilst from time to time I’ve considered the possible futility of the exercise, this last year has been one of immense change and being able to share my feelings and growth through the year has helped me greatly.

I write mostly for myself, to help crystallise my thoughts, to shine a light on things that fascinate me, and I share them because I wondered if from time to time, whatever is pouring out of my skull may just prove useful to someone else.

I’ve been surprised by the number of people who’ve read the blog through the year, and overwhelmed by the responses I’ve received both through social media and directly to some of the posts I’ve made.

Thank you to everyone who’s reached out to me in this time, it means more than I can say to know that in some small way, my words may have just had a small impact along the way.

I have no intention of stopping writing now and in fact I’m hoping that this coming year will see the fruits of further writing projects come to bare. Watch this space!

TS Eliot

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

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