It’s that time of year again. When I start to look back at the year gone, and forwards to the year to come. If I’m completely honest, I won’t be terribly sad to see the back of 2016. It’s been a tough year: personally and globally! I’m ready to draw a line under it, for the most part, and look positively towards a brighter 2017.
Last weekend we went for a wonderful hike with my sons’ Scout pack. It was such a lovely walk, a beautiful day, a fun trail and a great group of kids and parents. But, as we reached the highest point in the hike and I looked out across the Boston skyline, I realized that we hadn’t done this in far too long.
Something which we used to do. Every weekend.
I first discovered the Country Kids community back in 2013, and for three years I joined in virtually every week. Then I stopped.
There were a number of reasons why the blog took a back seat this past year, all very good ones, and I’m now in a better, more balanced place. But, Country Kids always gave me that added incentive to get everyone outside. To find new places to visit. To explore.
Last weekend’s hike was brilliant. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and I made a commitment to myself there and then to start making the time again.
It’s easy in the summer, and to be fair we spent a significant amount of time at the beach and the pool! But once school starts again, and the sports and activities take over, it gets more difficult to find the time.
Difficult, but not impossible.
It’s down to me to make the change.
So here’s my commitment, to myself and my family. To make time for more of this:
A friend kindly took a photo of all of us, with the wonderful Boston skyline in the background. This is what it’s all about. I needed a reminder, and I am glad of it.
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