Did Christmas really come and go that fast? Is the New Year so close to being around the corner? Of course it’s no surprise when Christmas rolls around and when the New Year begins and yet every year I feel like it sneaks up on me. I think it has to do with the end of the year. When a year comes near to closing, it is a time of retrospection, a time for looking back and thinking about what you have and have not accomplished.
Naturally the first instinct is to think about what hasn’t been accomplished, I never lost weight, I never stuck to any exercise program, I didn’t keep up with my bookkeeping, my car was totaled, my baby boy got an MIP (drinking underage), I got two speeding tickets and the list could go on. If I was a glass half full kind of gal, some of that could be downright depressing. But I’m a glass half full person and I focus on all the positives. My whole is family healthy, I’m expecting another grandchild, my blog got a great makeover, I got a newer vehicle (gotta look at the positive of losing the other one) I’ve been super involved with the community and that has led to positive things, I started a community garden, earned my Master Gardener 1, 2 and 3 levels, made new friends, traveled, spent many, many weekends at the cabin, got my first photography gig with a National Magazine (one that is dear to my heart), have two possible cookbook shoots lined up and a very exciting adventure that I will reveal later in January. Really, it has been a momentous year.
Next year is promising to be just as memorable; maybe I’ll lose weight and exercise more too.