Achilles Blog 67 – 1.1.15. That was a good year, that was.

On 31st Dec 1969, I remember thinking that it was pretty awesome that we were moving into a whole new decade… and then that got me thinking about the year 2000….when it would surely be like 2001 A Space Odyssey… and I would be a doddery old Grandma…. also, that the dreaded ‘1984’ will have been and gone. I had no idea how fast those years would pass…like the wind ripping through the pages of a book….(hey!…youngsters take note – literally …make sure you step back and inscribe even the smallest amount of all the good stuff that happens on your brain’s hard drive!!*).

Good stuff from 2014?… learning to listen to my body; holidaying in Greece; starting a blog; best summer I can remember for a long time; extraordinarily clear, beautiful nights in London; fun volunteering; fun with nieces and nephews……and whaaaat???…rupturing my tendon??? Rupturing my tendon meant I got to pay attention to my body and the chance to get myself and it prepared for better times to come!

Good stuff about now?…beautiful cat Troy punching me in the face to be fed (please Troy…manners!…check this video of 13 dogs and a cat with slightly better manners:Β ); beautiful husband Jay finding his way; lovely warm house; ironed sheets on the bed; massaging my feet (see; feeling my feet feeling the ground as I use my Vivobarefoot trainers.

Good stuff to come?….how will 2015 be? This could be a year of fun, of learning, being really healthy, travelling, making, selling, finding my metier, spending time with lovely people, a lot of smiling and, above all, walking and general barefootedness. I resolve to pretend I do not have a car. And to breathe and be even more grateful as I walk and walk and walk….(oh dear… I’ve said it now…where’s my pedometer?).

I’m gonna step forth…and deliberately expect to be amazed by 2015!


(* To learn more about gratitude journalling – click on my Good Stuff page).





About aintwegotitmade

Who am I?.......well, I'm getting to that age where I have to think about that before I answer... My name is J, I'm married, and my husband and I live in the great city of London. I started this blog as an update to family and friends when I completely ruptured my Achilles tendon a few years ago (see The first post). I am so fortunate in every possible way...and in all honesty, I'm just using this blog to remind myself... Why is it called Ain't we got it made?: this is a line from one of my favourite songs (Sing Baby Sing - Have I got it made? Well - I've got a roof over my head, running water right into my house, a fully-stocked supermarket round the corner, free and readily available healthcare; and I live with my lovely husband in a great city, in a beautiful country, where I feel safe and secure.... I rest my case. Fact or opinion: I am not an expert on anything… but I can confirm that everything in this blog is either fact or opinion. I hope to post regularly, mostly about things I find uplifting, positive, amusing, optimistic, important..or perhaps just about regular daily life...but I won't bother you too much. Thanks for stopping by... jx
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