I can’t wait to see what this 2016 has install for me and my family. I realised that as the years fly by it is really important to reflect on the previous year. All of the best and worst of it. I realised that I have not given the previous year much thought only that it came and went. But in hindsight keeping this tradition negates the learning that can be gained through reflection. I have to ask myself, that is the importance of reflection increasing as proportional to my age? Am I in fact concerned about forgetting the most important parts of the last year? Only the future can decide.
Last year, I wrote and read a lot of material for my PhD, which I am truly grateful for as it gives me space to reread and make right some of the work I have done. Although, I have been warned about writing too much I have found that my creative writing awakens in spurts and it is during these times that I write copious amounts. None of which thus far has been wasted.
I once again headed to New Zealand to attend a conference on spirituality and the time away with my daughter was invaluable for us. As we now we have very little time to enjoy each other’s company as I live miles away in another state. Cyber relations is of course another topic, this we do quite nicely.
I promised my self last year that I would quit work……hasn’t happened yet..I enjoy the nurses’s company and the time with my patients but I feel that I am giving too much of my precious time to the working community and this is not how I want to end my life…at work. Rather it is not how I want to finish the last 20 years of my life (presuming that I live until I am 80!)…at work, caring for others. So, perhaps I will pluck up the courage to quit..completely within the next 6 months. I think after another bout of night duty my time on duty is getting shorter.
On another note I am happy to announce that 2016 see’s the return of my Rufus dog to full health. It took constant nursing, with hourly water and then hourly tiny bits of food..but he made it a jolly old christmas for me. Thank you Rufus for deciding to stay a while. Needless to say he won’t leave my side but I don’t mind. He needed toilet training when he could walk but he’s back to normal now. Although a bit of a sook, here he is telling me that he has injured his foot.