Another year approaches

Can’t quite believe that 2013 is almost over. Looking back it’s been a fairly eventful year, but then, it’s every one?

At work I changed roles to do a job I hadn’t done before. It’s been stressful, exciting, and bloody hard work but I’m still glad I took the opportunity. There was some more travel to Sunnyvale but much less than I anticipated.

I also managed to get my running back on track enough to do a 5K, alas things fell away again so I’m looking for a new goal to get me back on track.

Holiday wise I didn’t get away anywhere other than to Glastonbury. It was fantastic, a second year for Kirsty and I, and we were much better prepared and a lot less over-awed by the whole thing than we were in 2012. Some great bands and great experiences, properly gutted that we won’t be there next year.

Speaking of next year, one positive life event was meeting Clare, my other partner. It’s been a whirlwind six months, exploring our poly relationships and finding the balance but things seem to be evening out and it’s looking good for the coming year together.

I don’t do resolutions but I will continue with my desire to simplify my life as much as I can. Decluttering my flat, stepping away from social media more (Facebook will get slimmed down dramatically), and finding time for myself to let me be more of the person I want to be. That means more changes to my lifestyle, aiming to be healthier, read more and all the usual ‘life’ aims that so many people strive for.

I won’t achieve them all next year but as long as I take some steps towards some of them I’ll continue to be happy.

Which is a great way to finish this year. I am happy.