of mojo

2013 was not the best of years. It started well and started badly. On 24th Dec 2012, I went on a date. On 27th Dec 2012, my mother passed away after a long battle. While mum’s death was a mixture of relief and sadness, it has been with me for all of 2013; It has affected all my spaces. My abilities to be creative and to work, have been much impaired. My mojo for many things has disappeared.

canoe advancing through waterMum’s birthday in late November was a tricky time and I was not looking forward to my various anniversaries across the dec/jan period. Yet here I am, one anniversary to go and coping well. Dare I say, I’ve even been enjoying myself. For some years, I have been trying to do things to reclaim some of the joy I’ve lost for this time of year. There was a sense at the end of November that I’d turned a corner and my old self was returning. There has been a false alarm or two in that direction but this time it seems to be real.

I had a very good christmas, not to mention Christmas Eve being the first anniversary of first date :-) Mum’s anniversary was spent in good company, as was Ben’s. I got through both anniversaries in one piece and at peace.

closed ereader on empty tableMy reading mojo seems to have returned. Fully. I managed around 4 books in 2013, struggling even with those. I’ve read two books since Christmas and am now on to a third. In 2013, I would force myself to read and fail; now I hunger to get back to the book when I’m doing other things.

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6 Responses to of mojo

  1. bookgrrl says:

    I hope your mojo sticks around- here’s to a better year!

  2. Margaret Whittaker says:

    Hope 2014 continues as it has begun. Am working in Newtown for a week fro 20th and it would be nice to catch up after work one day. Cheers, Margaret Whittaker.

  3. Here’s to mojo – I am raising my glass to 2014 as I read this :)

  4. Penny says:

    Heres to a better year! So many folks found 2013 for a whole lot of reasons.

  5. Marika says:

    You’ve had even worse years and you’re still moving forward. This one will hopefully be excellent!

  6. snail says:

    Yep, shaping up that way I reckon :)

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