Last Xmas I wrote this post “In 2012…”
This was a different take on New Years Resolutions where you write as if you have reached the end of the year. So let’s look at how it went
…I ran the London Marathon. Amazing myself that I wasn't the last person to cross the finishing line and that I crossed it the same day as I crossed the start line.
Well it turns out that if you don’t finish within 8.5 hours then you don’t get a medal. Luckily I did it in 6 hours 21 minutes.
I passed my Cognitive Hypnotherapy course and immediately went into business part time generating a steady and reasonable income from weekend and evening work.
I passed in July. I converted my garage to a therapy room and have started seeing clients. I have also developed an online therapy model that allows me to help people irrespective of geography.
I quit my current job and went into part time consultancy again to ensure a steady income to support my family. It was tough on us all because I was away 2 weeks every month, but I was on a permanent high from working with people I like and respect and doing a job that allows me to help others. I am already planning on how I can do Cognitive Hypnotherapy full time and looking at opportunities to generate a steady income from it through business coaching and specialising in long term pain management.
I didn’t quite my job. I am now working to a 2 year plan where I hope to go full time with Cognitive Hypnotherapy. I know enough now to know that I need to do more than just seeing clients face-to-face to generate enough income to support my family. I now plan on eventually doing talks around my transformational journey and how Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help. This will be based on my book and allow me to reach even more people.
Because I know now that what is more important to me than anything else is helping as many people as I can to find happiness – even if it’s just by showing them that it is possible.
I spent the year feeling happy for the first time in my life and looking forward to the future. Over time, I was able to help the hubby feel happy too (let's face it, it would be very annoying being around me otherwise).
I am happy. There have been some very difficult times this year. Around the anniversary of Adam’s death. When I realised there was a black box in my head that was my own private hell – and when Trevor helped me get rid of it. But now I am happy in my life and happy being me. I am free at last. I am working with my hubby to help him find happiness too. But the icing on the cake is I have helped other people transform their lives this year too.
The little one started full time school and loved every minute. She complains all the time when she can’t go to school at the weekend!
So it turns out they don’t start full time until they are 5 in Scotland but she is desperate to get into P1 and has been asking about it all year! She got a rave review from her teacher for the year and has really started to come out of herself. She loves school. She loves drawing and writing and counting
I reached my target weight and still get a buzz from going into a clothes shop and choosing based on what I like rather than what fits.
So my body and I are still battling with each other. I have done a number of significant things though this year that mean that my subconscious no longer needs to keep my weight there for protection. I am looking forward to seeing the changes that brings about in the next year. I am still a size 14 and I want to get to a 10/12. Still a very long way to go
I turned 40.
Well that was always going to happen wasn’t it? I tried to organise a big party but gave up because not enough people were coming. This triggered enough of a problem for me that I went to see Trevor again. It was good because it taught me that something fundamental still needed fixing – and now it’s fixed. In the end my birthday was brilliant. A few good friends came over, they stayed in a lovely lodge nearby and we drank lots of champagne. In the year I turned 40 I realised how lucky I am to be surrounded by so many supportive and lovely people that have stuck with me through all these years. So in 2012 I learnt the value of all my friends
2012 was the best year of my entire life. Without doubt (with a leader to make it that way from 2011)
This is true.
I found happiness and peace in myself.
I became part of something amazing with Quest and Cognitive Hypnotherapy.
I found a reason for all I have been through in my life – without it I wouldn’t be in such a good position to help so many people.
I will write a separate post for 2013 but I don’t think 2012 can be beaten!