As 2011 comes to an end it’s time for reflection.
Last year, at this time, I decided no resolutions. Instead I made myself some goals to work towards. It gave me many months to work on them and not being able to complete all did not mean instant failure.
I didn’t prepare myself for not completing any. There were only five, BUT here I sit, December 27 and the only one I made some progress on was talking to or spending more time with my kids. Not by much, but thanks to my ability to text now I have more contact. Not perfect, but an improvement over no word for months at a time.
As for the other four; I lost all control when I took on more hours at work and my mother got sick. I have not done anything to grow my pet food business, Ann’s Furry Friends. I never even made it to level I in Reiki training and learning Italian became a passing thought on my ride to or from wherever I had to be.
The last thing I thought about was an outline for a book. I wasn’t even able to keep up with writing consistently on this blog how would I ever write an outline for a whole book? Is that idea gone? No, but it has been pushed way to the bottom. Taking its place is a children’s story that has been floating around my head for a number of years. I don’t think it will be any easier, but definitely more fun then school bus safety.
So as I wrap up 2011 and look forward to 2012 here is a new list of what I want to accomplish in the next 12 months. As the year goes by I will post updates to keep me on my toes. Come December 2012 I refuse to sit in this chair typing the same sad excuses for not accomplishing any of the following.
1. Spend more time with my kids.
2. Write my children’s story.
3. Learn Italian.
4. Learn Reiki I
5. Take some time to live and enjoy life.
6. Work on Ann’s Furry Friends business
Here’s too a healthy and productive new year.