Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Samhain Thoughts


A Blessed Samhain to you my friends!

It's the end of the Harvest...the beginning of a New Year. As I look back on the last year, it wasn't quite what I expected!! My path curved a little bit and I had some big challenges with my emotional and physical health...but today I am excited. I'm excited for what the next year will bring! I have great goals in mind, great ideas and lots of motivation. I'm also a little bit wiser. :)


One thing that stood out over the last year was that I put my own happiness aside for others. It's a slippery slope to fall into that trap. You may think you're being a good person, generous, empathetic...but when it starts to affect your own happiness, then there is a problem. This year I'm putting myself first. I have a clear vision of my path to happiness and it revolves around my home and family.


My biggest goal over the next 12 months is to buy a home. Having a cozy Hygge home, filled with love and comfort, Alex, the dogs and cats...that is all I need. That's my happy place and I'm focused on it. 

I know that this isn't the traditional new year for most folks out there, but do you have any goals you want to reach over the next 12 months?

16 comments:

Michael said...

Happy New Year, Rain!

I love how you want your cozy Hygge home filled with your pets adn Alecx and that's all you need. Sweet and perfect ...and I believe, achievable for you as well.

Hope the rest of this day goes well and all of the new year. I know this has been a hard year for me all round. I'm ready for better things! :)

baili said...

Beautiful and uplifting post dear friend!

I always be inspired by your positive STRONG outlook towards life and everything you do :)

Heads off to your strength and hearties t well to the path where you have put your self first!!!

My prayers and best wishes are with you I bet nothing can stop you to make your dreams come true hugs

Pam Jackson said...

Morning Rain ~ I understand having challenges like health issues in your life. People ask how I do it and I know you will understand...I push through. Not always easy but its either that or curl up and die.
I am hoping that your new yr is all that you need it to be, most important....learn to let go if things don't go the way you planned them to, just take another route. I am a helper, I can't stop it but I do all I can to think of me also. Its a fine line to walk but I do the best I can. We have to do what we have to for ourselves....good luck.

wisps of words said...

Happy New Year!

Do focus on you, and your own dreams. They bring joy to you and those you love. You and they, are your priorities. You know that now.

Hugs...
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Martha said...

Happy New Year, Rain! I am so excited for you. Can't wait to hear more about your upcoming plans to buy a home and your move to get there. What an adventure. Sometimes we forget about ourselves, which leads to burning out. I'm glad you have decided to focus on yourself and your family. That is your foundation and the most important thing in the world. I don't have concrete plans but I hope to tie up loose ends, which drive me batty. And I hope to connect/re-connect with some people I've lost touch with over this year especially. It's been a bit of a 'lost' year for me. I think I may have overdone things in the past few years and that left me physically, mentally and emotionally spent. Here's to new beginnings and future goals!

Mama Pea said...

Oh, dear Rain, I learn so much from you. Please keep writing because I do believe you help others by putting your emotions "out there" and analyzing what you have learned . . . and how to make changes which can be the most important part of all!

As we near the end of this year, I know what I want to change in the coming year. But first I have to pull back in, slow down, take the time to do some sensible thinking before making the definite plans that will put those changes into motion. AND have the gumption(!) to break out of the old habits that aren't doing me any good!

Rain said...

Thanks Michael :) I'm very much ready for better things too! I think that our struggles make the successes even sweeter! So we're all going to have a great year!! :)

Rain said...

Thank you Baili :) And thanks for saying I have a positive and strong outlook towards life, sometimes I don't see that, but I guess deep down I do! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Pam :) Yes, we have to push through. I know how much you push through and you're right, you either do or you don't...some days though, it's harder to push through than others! It is a fine line, and I know you're a helper. As long as it doesn't affect you badly, I don't think there is anything wrong with it, but for me, it gets too much at times!

Rain said...

Thank you Wisps of Words :) Advice taken! :) My focus is here at home from now on. :)

Rain said...

Thanks Martha :)) That's how I'm looking at it, like an adventure rather than something I'm afraid of. This is a huge deal for us! I mean, if we don't find the dream home, we are still moving and downsizing...hopefully to the Maritimes. But the big goal is buying. Yeah...I think the last year was a "lost" year for a lot of people...we tend to take on too much and just burn out emotionally. That has a huge toll on our physical health too. I'm hoping you're doing better and you can tie up those loose ends! They drive me batty too lol! :) Here here to new beginnings and future goals!!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Mama Pea :)) Breaking out of old habits is a HUGE challenge for me...I don't know why. If an old habit is causing me harm, why do I hold on to it for dear life????? It's mind boggling lol...November is a month of pondering for me. Pulling back and slowing down is a great way of putting it! I hope you get a lot of thinking time for yourself!! :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Beautiful post Rain! A Blessed Samhain to you! You know, I have "dreams", but I've stopped making goals. I have truly fallen in love with not knowing. The universe knows what I want, but if something else is suppose to come up, then my life was suppose to go that way. Like this part job I have right now. If I had of told you last year, I wanted a part time job, that would have been a lie, but I am so grateful for it! So, I am just going with the flow, healing and living! I wish you all the best in finding your home!! Big Hugs!

Rain said...

Thanks Stacy :) I think if you are comfy with letting things come as they will, more power to you! :) For me, I need plans and routines and goals to feel safe and comfortable. For certain things though, I definitely trust in the Universe. Even though right now I can't see myself saving enough money for a down payment in the next 6 months, I know the Universe has my back and it'll happen somehow :) I have faith in that! :)

Nicole Thomas said...

I am ao excited about the new year ... because of you and your new home. Do u actually know how long we have been talking about this ?? I CAN'T WAIT to see where you end up. I not one doubt that it will be a beautiful home filled with love.
I have two main goals for this year ... declutter , get rid of un needed baggage and to be more patient ... more relaxed ( u know me ... this is always my struggle ... find some time for myself ) be love

Rain said...

Hi sis :) Yes...owning my own home has been a goal for SO long...I really hope it happens in 2019!! If not though, we decided we're moving anyway. This cottage is a money pit right now mostly because of the Hydro. I have high hopes though. :) De-clutter...that is something we will be doing in the spring. You know, when you have a three floor house, you tend to FILL THREE FLOORS lol...we're totally downsizing so we're going to be getting rid of a lot of stuff that we don't even use anymore. You know what really works for impatience? Inhaling then exhaling twice the inhale. For example, if you breathe in for 5 counts, exhale for 10 counts. It instantly calms you if you're feeling edgy, angry or impatient. I do that when anxiety hits and it's great!