53 weeks ago I made the decision to create my own website. 7 days later it went live. I did this because I wanted to have a platform that allowed me to easily share my ideas that I had control over. This past year has been both busy and productive (not necessarily the same thing) and also hugely rewarding. A lot has changed since I started blogging and a lot of those changes have occurred because of that decision.
I have recently become quite interested in the topic of mindfulness and meditation. So many highly successful people mention the importance of meditation in their daily routine and the broader topic of mindfulness connects with my logical brain. So I have just finished listening to the great courses lecture series on mindfulness by Professor Mark Muesse.
12 months ago I was inspired to set some goals for 2017. One of them was to read a bit more this year than I have in the past. Well it seems that I may have been successful in that goal seeing as I have so far worked my way through 40 books in the past 11 months.
Through December I am going to be changing things up a bit and will be doing a fair bit of reflection on what I have learnt this year. I will be discussing how that learning has influenced me and how I may push things forward into 2018. I will also be going back to refresh some of the ideas I have discussed previously but expanding on them and refining those ideas now that I have had months of putting them into practice.
Reflecting on this month it feels like I have achieved a lot, in terms of work, reading and also in my outlook on many non-dental things in my life.
Dr Chris Harper