As the year winds down I have been thinking about the end of the decade, the last year and the year ahead.
I asked Emily what her New Years’ resolutions were this year. Hers are very specific and obtainable. Things she would like to accomplish and knowing her she will. I used to have similar resolutions such as reading more books and/or every year the promise to lose a bit of weight but I have done all of those things.
This year, I told her that I was thinking a bit more existential. I am thinking about where my life is and what is it I want to do, feel and engage in this year. Perhaps it is age. Whatever the reason my thoughts are swirling around my mental state. What do I want to spend time on? Do I want to spend time on anything?
These last few years I have realized a lot of things about myself which has been a gift to me. If I was asked what is the changes you expect to see in the next decade I would say that the world of medicine is going to change so dramatically just like technology has changed the way we live. If I was younger, I’d jump in on that bandwagon but I am moving into a different time of my life.
I am going to spend time riding the waves in my head and make 2020 a time to just letting things happen. Giving myself more space and perhaps just filling it with a book or a walk or baking a cake. Who knows. No plans just a clear head knowing that the world is my oyster.