This week I’ve been reflecting on that question “What’s your New Year’s resolution?”
It’s quite a personal question really and we may not want to share our resolutions with just anyone. I never liked the question because we have a tendency to set our expectations for change quite high, such as losing weight, joining the gym etc. and then if we don’t ‘succeed’ we see it as a failure leading to low self-esteem and confidence in our ability’s.
I was at a New Year’s party in 2014 having this exact conversation with a good friend and neighbour, which admittedly was fuelled by a few drinks. It led onto a discussion on things we’d both like to achieve rather than what we think we should be doing.
That was when we shook hands on a resolution that for me, was going to lead onto the beginnings of setting up MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays. We both had the same goal of wanting to complete a long-distance walk that pushed us beyond our then capabilities.
During the year of 2015 we gradually worked up to completing the Norfolk Coast Path and Weavers Way and in June 2016 we both completed The Hadrian’s Wall path in 5 days and loved every moment of it. If only you could bottle the feeling you get when you complete a challenge that takes you out of your comfort zone!
Now I don’t look at ‘that’ question in quite the same way. Resolutions should be about making positive goals and opportunities that may take you out of your comfort zone for a while but feel great when you achieve them and who knows where they can lead you………
We wish you all a very healthy and happy New Year of making more memories.
Gin, Mark and our beloved Smiley Miss Brylie dog