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This time next year – Time to thrive

September 4, 2017

This time next year

There is a program that has been on television lately called ‘This time next year’.
Although I’ve only caught snippets of the program, the obvious point is that people want to make major changes or achieve major goals over the next year. Some would like to lose weight, some who have cancer are wanting to tick off as much of their bucket list as they can. One person in a wheelchair wanted to walk down the aisle for her wedding. It started me thinking – is there something big I really want to achieve ‘this time next year’?

Usually I’m writing about being present in the moment and enjoying life now and I still believe this is so important to our happiness.

However, as a person who is driven and now in a new decade after recently turning 60, I turned my thoughts to what I feel the phrase ‘this time next year’ means to me.  I have to be honest and say I’m not really sure at this point.  Perhaps writing about it during the month will clear my thoughts on the subject.

One thing I do know, is that I want to be as fit, healthy and happy as I am today.

If you read my blog you will notice that over the last few months I’ve been writing and exploring various themes and how they affect our lives.

May – A Month of Happiness
June – A Month of Health & Wellness
July – 31 days to focus on YOU
August – 31 days to Celebrate Life Now

For September, I will be having guests write their thoughts on what ‘this time next year’ means to them. Each Thursday I will be introducing you to a new guest and I’m excited to share their thoughts with you all. I’ve also recently started a course, “A Year to Clear what is holding you back” so I will be sharing my learnings with you.

It is Springtime in Australia, so that is always a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. Perhaps there is some burning ambition within you that you want to achieve?

Why not set your intention and make it happen – ‘this time next year’.

This time next year

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13 Comments

  • Reply Toni Pike September 4, 2017 at 07:14

    A great idea, Sue – I’m going to give that some serious thought, but certainly being fit, trim and healthy will be at the top of the list. I’ll also be thinking about the goals with my other interests.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 4, 2017 at 13:12

      I’m with you Toni in thinking about goals for other interests but first off is my holiday to enjoy with Mike and then perhaps some thought. Have a beautiful day, my friend. xx

  • Reply Vanessa September 4, 2017 at 08:15

    Hmm I’m not sure where I want to be this time next year. It has honestly been a long time since I’ve been able to make plans so I don’t know how to, as silly as that might sound.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 4, 2017 at 13:09

      That doesn’t sound silly at all Vanessa. I was the same but I suppose it is something that evolves when you have time to reflect. Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by x

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill September 4, 2017 at 16:48

    I am wondering what I’ll be doing this time next month Sue! But I do like the idea of having goals so I’ll be interested to see what you share as you go along with your course. Some motivation is always welcome 🙂

  • Reply Debbie Harris September 4, 2017 at 17:19

    This sounds like an interesting idea Sue. The years go by so quickly these days next year will be here before we know it. I do know I will be looking forward to visiting my daughter in England next year and I hope to continue my running and exercising.

  • Reply Donna September 4, 2017 at 22:13

    Hi, Sue – What a thought-provoking idea! Like many of your readers, I’m torn between serendipitously letting life unfold, and continuing to set goals to challenge myself further to ensure that I am the best that I can be. I am very interested in reading about your learnings from your new course. I also greatly look forward to reading your guest posts on this topic.

  • Reply Denyse Whelan Blogs September 5, 2017 at 10:17

    I have watched the show and there are many people on it who have achieved what they hoped. After this year I cannot ever make plans I have decided because I can not know what might be around the corner. One thing I am pleased about though is how much getting cancer has taught me about my inner strength and resilience. I am doing more of day by day thing but one fact about next year I am hanging onto is I will finally have teeth implanted!!
    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 34/52. Next Week’s prompt: LTW is ONE!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 8, 2017 at 05:25

      I get caught Denyse between planning too far ahead and living in the moment. You are right that we don’t know what is ahead but sometimes have a future plan keeps hope alive in our lives. You have been through so much and truly are an inspiration. I’m sure you won’t stop smiling once you have your teeth back but you still look beautiful now – remember that! Take care my friend. xx

  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl September 5, 2017 at 12:32

    Great idea, Sue.

    I’ve just been caught up in doing the same old same old each year for quite some time now. My son will be at school next year so it’s time for change, I think! To make the most of the time that will be available to me next year.

    SSG xxx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 8, 2017 at 05:22

      Big changes for your and your son next year SSG but an exciting time as well as you see him grow and thrive. You will have more time for YOU and that isn’t a bad thing at all!

  • Reply Melody Smith September 7, 2017 at 21:43

    What a great theme to put on my office wall…”This Time Next Year” I have my goals planned for the next 18 months (I’m one of those driven ones, too) but I often get lost in the busy-ness of the everyday, and not only live in but lose sight of where I’d like to be. I’m a firm believer in living in the now (yoga and meditation help me with that) but if we have the “plant a tree” attitude and think about the future, our “Nows” can be more purposeful. Thank you for this reminder to tie the two thoughts together.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 8, 2017 at 05:00

      I love your comment Melody especially ‘if we have the ‘plant a tree’ attitude and think about the future, our ‘Nows’ can be more purposeful’. That is so true and I hadn’t really thought of it that way. I always need something to work towards even though I know that living in the present is important. So pleased you found the theme useful and good luck with your goals. I can feel from your writing that you will achieve them! Have a great day! x

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