Easy as it is to get bogged down with the **** of last year (feel free to customise the 4 letter gap-fill) I’m taking 2020+1 as an opportunity to get ahead of hindsight instead.
Come this time in 2022 I want to be able to look back on a year when I actually achieved something. It’s so easy to forget the forward steps you’ve taken, because hindsight has a habit of glossing over the detail, dragging you down when you should be reminded of small acts of forward motion.
This year then, I’m setting out to achieve and document something worthwhile every day. That’s at least 365 forward steps starting here. I’m not talking about treading water, to mix my metaphors, or steps to hold my position on the downward escalator. I’m talking progressive steps, however small. That forward motion I need reminded of occasionally.
And documenting it in the form of this blog makes my journey public and personal at the same time.
So let’s start with the double whammy of taking care of mind and body. This blog will be my 2021 Vision to remind and motivate. My personal Janus looking back and forward at the same time. This belated resolution materialised while I was taking my first physical, and perhaps metaphorical, steps into 2021. Walking more every day will not only be a reminder of that forward motion I’m looking for, and much needed exercise after a too-sedentary year, but a chance to get my bearings on the way ahead too.
So there you are. My 2021 Vision should be clearer and more purposeful – however, and whenever, I look at it. I invite you to share my forward motion, but even if it’s a road I walk alone I look forward to 365 milestones passed and a destination as yet unknown.