2018 hasn’t started the way I’d planned but that’s ok.
I have only walked approximately 5 miles towards the 1000 mile challenge I wanted to do this year.
I joined a gym in November that I have visited three times including the look around (and of course still pay for at the moment).
Last weekend, I was supposed to run the Brighton Half Marathon but with having done almost no training, I didn’t go.
My grandma’s health has taken another nose dive at the start of the year and some days I feel like staying in bed with the covers over my head pretending that everything is ok.
You could say that two months into 2018, I should give up and wait for next year to try again but no!
So I haven’t done things I thought I would have done by now but what I have done is appreciate what I do have and what I can achieve.
Instead of cramming in miles towards the walking challenge with my hiking boots on, I’ve pottered around Sheffield and Leeds in shoes with friends and family.
Instead of worrying about the gym, I’ve spent more time with family and finally booked to have a check up with the doctor about improving my health even more.
Instead of running the half marathon, I spent time with my best friend in London where I felt very happy thinking of old memories.
As for my grandma, I spent a lovely afternoon the other day simply sitting in the supermarket cafe having lunch and a cup of tea with her before helping her with her shopping. She enjoyed getting out of the house and I thoroughly enjoyed her company. We talked for hours about life, love and everything. Even though she forgets what you tell her, it was nice to say it all again an hour or two later.
It all goes to show that sometimes we need to cut ourselves some slack and realise that we are human. We can’t take on the world no matter how much we try and allowing ourselves to take some time out is often very welcome indeed.
Always be grateful for the people and good things in life as this is what truly matters.