Quite honestly, I dread the coming of the new year. I don't know why...it doesn't really mean anything. I guess because it's the end of one time period...another time period in which I tend to very negatively reflect upon and realize that things are very much the same in my life. I guess I should celebrate good health and the blessings. But, usually at the end of the year I seem to reflect on the things that didn't happen...maybe I'm the only one.
And, what's even worse, is that I look back on the year behind me and think...what did I do this year? My friend Amanda over at Family of Shorts has been doing a "Year in Review". She goes month by month reviewing the major events in their family's life. But, I can honestly not remember ANYTHING!
On another blog that I frequent, The Daily Dribbles, Kmama does a "week in review", just telling what happened that week in their family. And I do believe, because my memory just doesn't want to cooperate, that I may do the same. This way, I can go back...look at each week...and KNOW what happened that week!
I am also going to work on setting some goals - not resolutions - goals. Things that I'd like to accomplish or do in the coming year. I may do this via an idea I saw on my friend Rachel's blog called 101 in 1001. Basically you come up with a list of 101 things that you'd like to do in 1001 days (2 years, 9 months). Coming up with 101 things is tough enough in and of itself. Trust me...I attempted to come up with a list of 40 things that I wanted to do by the time I was 40 and I couldn't get that together. So, we shall see.
As we come upon this New Year, I will be trying to focus on the blessings of 2010...trying to figure out just what I did do in 2010...and looking ahead to what I want to accomplish for 2011.