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MY HEART FELT PLEA TO 2018 - please bring open letter.

My Heart Felt Plea to 2018 - an open letter.
Dear 2018

I am writing to you in the hope that you will be a peaceful year.

2017 has been a funny one! I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Eve and making impossible to keep resolutions that are dead in the dust by February. Nor do I get hugely excited with the idea of getting dressed up to go out and drinking impossible amounts of booze assuming of course, I can get anywhere near the bar, to celebrate your arrival! I fear I am a miserable sod!

The thing is, every year I truly believe that the coming year will be oh so much better than the last one. I look forward through rose tinted glasses to a life of success, (however that’s measured!) and emotional stability along with achieving the body of a goddess!

Every year, the same old sh1t rears its ugly head and every year I use a ton of courage and fortitude to deal with it which let me tell you is exhausting! Of course, I don’t expect perfection, that would make me even more deluded than I already am!
But please 2018 would it be possible to have just a few days in a row that didn’t involve feeling like I’m sat in the world tallest roller coaster backwards without a safety belt, having just consumed a three-course meal just before the ride lurches forward? I’d be appreciative, pretty please!

Okay, so 2017 brought a lot to be grateful for! My beautiful children, husband and grandchildren love me. I’ve travelled in style to amazing places and I set up my longed-for baby I have amazing friends. My Mum and I rebuilt a fractured relationship, thank goodness. But……. There are some niggles you know! Niggles I won’t launder in pubic.  Let’s just say there have been some significant issues which I have fought hard to say strong and deal with.

Is there any chance please, please, please with a cherry on top, that you, 2018, could bring a happy resolution? It’s all I am asking for.  I do of course hope for good health, happiness and unity in the world too. How amazing would that be? Just think 2018, if you heard and could act upon my hopes you would go down in history as the best 365 days ever! I think it’s certainly worth giving some special thought to?

I know that I am not alone in feeling sad or scared of what 2018 will bring. There are more of us out there than we realise.

In the meantime, I will plan some low - key NYE “celebrations”, keep my fingers crossed behind my back and welcome you, 2018, singing Auld Lang Syne with hope in my heart that those “niggles” can be sorted!

Seriously, the though of a rerun of 2017 doesn’t bare thinking about, not just for me, but for the thousands of people out there who feel like they just might be driving along the road to hell!

With love and hope,


Janie S xxx (aged 55 and 2 months)


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