Time to reflect on the year that was and look forward to the year to come. Reading about the loss of George Michael saddens me, as I reflect on a year which contained so much loss. High profile celebrities were dropping like flies – and too many died too young. Prince, Bowie and Michael are just a few who shaped my youth and were taken too young. Victoria Wood and Caroline Aherne made me giggle – and still do. The world was blessed by their presence.
On a personal level I lost my closest friend in April, a blow from which I struggle to recover. Whilst George Michael had a history of drug taking and a lifestyle in opposition to longevity, my dear friend V, simply had unfair, bad luck. She was a paragon of healthy living and a nobel fighter. Never was one so undeserving of being taken so soon.
So looking forward to the New Year – I take advice from the good and learn from the examples of the weak. I reflect on my own goals, but hope to chunk them down into units which will allow me to achieve – and sustain…..
Here we go…..!