Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ring out the old, ring in the new

The last day of 2014… on a shamefully neglected blog.

2014 has been a really tough year, starting with my husband almost being killed by a lorry right at the beginning of January and then a year full of sheer grind and stress to sort out various family situations. I’m not talking about it for the sake of other people’s privacy, but I will say that I am very unimpressed by the truly selfish and unkind behaviour of some people in my life. (I haven’t said who or what, but no doubt I’ll get flak for saying as much as I have. Which kind of says it all, really!) There were a couple of really shiny moments (i.e. winning the RoNA Rose, which I wasn’t expecting and was so thrilled about, and seeing Robert Plant play in Cambridge), but in general I’ll be very glad to see the back of 2014, and I really hope that 2015 is a lot quieter and kinder.

My resolutions last year were to keep up the good work at the gym (tick – I didn’t quite crack the assisted pull-up machine, and I decided in the end that running wasn’t the best thing for me, but I did manage the 100kg deadlift and my new ‘mad cardio’ programme by my trainer means that I’m much fitter than I was), to keep up the good work on the eating front (generally there, though my weight has stayed the same - I honestly think that stress and the resultant cortisol has wiped me there), and to work harder to write books that touch my readers’ hearts (hope I did that one but I guess I'm not the one who can judge that).

This year? Again, to keep up the good work at the gym – I have a new (and challenging) programme so I’m looking forward to working on that. I will try to keep my blog and website updated a bit better than I did in 2014. And I really want to focus on my career and get back on track. We have a couple of milestone birthdays to look forward to in our house this year (and I’m partway through planning celebrations). But most of all I want 2015 to be a quiet, happy year.

Wishing you a quiet, happy year, too.


linda said...

Hi Kate Good luck for 2015, hope it is quieter and happier for you too. New Year is such a funny time when we make resolutions and hope that this will be our year, but we never know what's round the corner. Sounds like you've had a tough time but you have survived it and are probably a stronger person too. The fact that in all this you have still managed to keep the majority of your resolutions from last year is a credit to that strength. Pat yourself on the back and have an extra glass of the fizzy stuff tonight. Linda

Kate Hardy said...

Thank you, Linda - hope 2015 is good for you, too xxx

Julie B. said...

Happy New Year, Kate! I'm so sorry to read that you had such a tough year last year, but I hope that 2015 is a happier one for you and your loved ones full of good health, happiness and prosperity.