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My word of this week has been Reflection.


It’s a full year since I took a career break. And I have reflected over what I have achieved, and where I think I may go next. I have done an awful lot of thinking this week.

In my achievements, I have

  • lost a stone in weight.
  • begun sewing more clothes for myself and gained a lot of confidence doing that
  • started sewing jersey clothes, which opens up a whole new avenue of clothes to make for Elizabeth and myself.
  • created a blog, with all the technical and physical knowledge behind achieving that
  • become closer and more bonded with my daughter as I have had more time and energy to give

At the end of the day, all the reflections on these achievements have made me realise that I have come quite far this year and that I am so much happier in life.

But as a downside, I have also reflected upon the things that haven’t quite gone to plan

In my negatives, I have

  • needed and continue to need medications.
  • not quite achieved my full potential in setting up the sewing business that I wanted.
  •  not done as many jobs around the house as I want to.
  • spent some of my savings.
  • not really worked out what to do next?!

A lot of reflection. I have worked out that I am going to continue on this same path. Maybe at some point I will want to go back to the career that I did before.Maybe I just need to reflect a little more?

The Reading Residence

11 Replies to “Reflection”

  1. The Reading Residence says:

    So many positives there. It’s always going to be possible to say you feel you should have done more, so I’d focus on the pros and build on those. Enjoy your further reflections. Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you! It does make me feel more positive just writing them down, so a really useful exercise #WOTW

  2. Andrea says:

    We all want to have a great life – but it also takes work

  3. Stephanie Stebbins says:

    I think your positives outweigh your negatives! Definitely take time to reflect more. I wish I could sew, that’s so cool. Good luck!

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you Stephanie, I am lucky to have the leeway to take the time to reflect.

  4. Sonila says:

    The positives are so much more than the negatives. What to do next is always in the back of our minds i think for the rest of our adult lives simce we turn 18 yo. Don’t count that as a negative, that’s work in progress:)). Congratulations on all your achievements!!

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Then I have always been a work in progress! Thank you

  5. Bexa says:

    Congratulations on all your awesome achievements! Weight loss is hard and losing a stone is amazing, well done! There are so many positives here, you should be proud. Thank you for sharing your reflections, and wishing you all the best with your sewing business too! <3 xx

  6. Maria Alves says:

    It’s funny cause I’ve been thinking about reflection as well and you can realize so much when stop to think about it, it’s good for everyone to stop and actually reflect about our life. On my blog I also reflect about variety of topics that made me reflect about things in the past and today, my decisions made me the woman that i’m today.

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you for your comment Maria, I will check your blog out.


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