I would love to hear your end-of-year reflections:
1. What was your greatest accomplishment? (Tell me so I can cheer for you!)
2. If you could do one thing over, what would it be?
3. What are you most looking forward to in 2016?
I had to think hard when I read my friend Carolyn’s Facebook post this morning.
2015 was a HUGE year for me, but I couldn’t name any single “greatest accomplishment.” In fact, some of my hardest-won battles were incremental — certainly nothing to brag (or blog) about.
The second answer came more readily: I would have bought fewer things I didn’t need. It can be difficult in our age of eBay and Amazon to discern between an imagined need and a real one. I’ll try to remember that lesson in the year ahead.
As for the third question, well … that’s easy. More of the same! I look forward to spending even more time with family and dear friends, more travel, more writing and photography, and more growth.
I don’t have any formal resolutions to those ends, though. Instead, I’ve drawn inspiration from my friend Jim at Down the Road to choose three theme words for the year ahead.
Focus • I will spend less time worrying about what others are doing/saying/thinking. Instead, I’ll focus on my own attitude, and the things I can control.
Discipline • Procrastination causes needless stress and robs me of productive time. I will do what I’m supposed to be doing, when I’m supposed to be doing it.
Wonder • Einstein once said that there are two ways to live your life: one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle. In the year ahead I’ll try not to forget the miracle that is my very existence, or the wonders — big and small — that surround me every day.
But enough about me. What are YOUR end-of-year reflections?