Paul, this is a phenomenal way to close off a challenging year – and the stoic but positive attitude will stand you in good stead. You’ve taken charge and shifted up, moved on – YOU are in control, and you continue to prove it.
In my daily readings of Melody Beattie’s ‘The Language of Letting Go’ there was a particularly profound message yesterday, that I think will resonate with you, especially in terms of your quote above about letting your past govern you: “the groundwork has been laid – all you have gone through was to prepare you for the way forward” – it went on in detail about appreciating the past, but letting it go. Exactly as you talk about here.
Here’s to 2015 – it’s going to be a brilliant year for you and Gina and your family!