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2017年

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今年2017年は、1年の最初に、「こんな風に生きていこう」といくつかのキーワードを決めていました。

1  Go with the flow 流れのままに

2  Embrace 抱きしめる・受け止める

3  Choose things consciously 注意深く選ぶ

4  Release 解き放つ

5  draw a borderline 境界線をひく

 

改めてこれらの言葉を見てみると、結構、2016年は「いっぱいいっぱいだったのねー。」と思います(笑)。2015年が仕事関連でキャパオーバーになりとても辛い年だったので、2016年もそれを引きずるような形でまだまだ肩肘張って構えていたんだと思います。だから2017年は、「自分の思う大切なものを流れに逆らわない形で選び取っていこう」という思いを言葉に込めたのでした。

 

2017年は、この言葉どおり、自分の身の回りのお付き合い、そして趣味から仕事まで、流れに逆らわず、受け止めるべきものは受け止め、いらないものは手放し、しかし自分の手元に残るものは注意深く選び、あらゆる局面で上手に境界線をひきながら、過ごせたと思います。パニックに陥りそうでも、なんとか気持ちをリリースしながら乗り切れたと思う!ハナマル!

 

さて、来年はどんな言葉になるのかな。

1月1日になってから、色々思いを馳せようと思います。

 

 

では、また来年!

みなさま、どうぞ良いお年をお迎えください^^。

 

 

オマケ

今年の初めに、キーワードと共に記しておいた新年の誓い的なものを英語で書いていたので、それを載せておきます。読みやすいかどうかの推敲やコロケーションのチェックを細かくしていないので、文章が粗いですけど。。。

 

GO WITH THE FLOW

I know a certain routine is necessary to lead a well-regulated life and achieve definite goals, but what’s more important is how much you can act flexibly without deviating wildly from the original rules. Occasionally, you had better yield to the situation you are in or have to give up fulfilling your aim. Never mind about that. It’s part of life.

Go with the flow, pliantly sticking to the purpose you set.

 

 

EMBRACE

I am a person of strong likes and dislikes, so my life has been very lopsided. My eyes are often closed to things around me. A narrowed view can be an advantage in brining all your energies on your purpose from time to time, but you cannot deny the fact that a wider field of vision will bring more opportunities to you. Open your mind and embrace everything you’re involved in. Widen your range and absorb whatever you encounter. You can abandon what you took in later if you think you don’t need them. Never be indifferent to anything or you’ll miss out on something precious.

Don’t be afraid, just embrace.

 

 

CHOOSE CONSCIOUSLY

Life is an endless succession of selection. Everyone knows that, but how many people are clearly aware of its importance every time they choose something? When you gain, you lose. When you lose, you gain. You have to think carefully about each alternative before making a choice. As for me, I was thinking I was always good at choosing the right one. Now I am uncertain as to my decision I’ve made. I have no regrets in my life, but there are some cases where I should have chosen what I would do more attentively. It’s OK that you fail or break down after choosing something if you at least make a careful decision. The absolute mess is made when you carelessly decide.

Beware of what you choose.

 

 

RELEASE

Releasing what you carry is the key to lead a less stress life. It’s not surprising that relieving nervous tension makes you feel relaxed. I know it’s difficult to handle stress, so I think I want to learn and find ways to manage stress and strain seriously this year. One more thing you mustn’t forget is that getting rid of things you got to obtain also helps you unwind. You get wearied when holding too many things in your arms, even though they all seem to be needful. Is the thing you’re holding tight really a must for you? The idea, you believe, you have to cling to is unessential anymore, isn’t it? Make sure of its importance and have courage to let it go, if it is not indispensable.

Release what you don’t need and what just “seems” essential.

 

 

DRAW A BORDERLINE

Drawing a borderline is not an easy task, because you need much energy when you have to say NO. It would get more burdensome to carry out this mission if you want to be looked amiable by people around you all the time. Your reputation as a “good person” may be damaged. I know it’s risky. It may be easier to yield to situations and cope with frustration than losing your popularity. I know all the risk, but I will not hesitate to draw a borderline this year. I strongly believe I won’t lose any friends. Keep faith with your friends, and you will never lose them even when you have no choice than to draw a borderline occasionally.

Draw a borderline with love whey necessary.

 

 

オマケ2

今年描いた鉛筆画4枚。

ガガ3枚、自画像1枚。

どれも試行錯誤しながらよく頑張った!

 

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オマケ3

ブログで描いた絵、傑作選(笑)

 

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頭おかしい。爆。