Well, how did we do?

That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
– By Michael Johnson

We made some goals this year.  I didn’t quite reach all of mine.  I set out to write 500 blogs.  I didn’t write 500 blogs.  But I sure wrote a lot, and gained valuable insight, feedback and validation that perhaps I should write more.  I’m encouraged, and in the process of setting up 2011, making a little more time for writing will be on the agenda.

I consider 2010 my first peak on an entire life ahead of me.  It’s been a year full of sacrifice yet one of the most fulfilling I can remember in a very long time.   Not only did I not write as much as I had hoped, I also didn’t lose as much weight as I had hoped. Both are frustrating, and time management seems to be key in accomplishing these goals.  Anyone with a two-year old knows all to well what can happen to the best laid plans. Perhaps in the coming year I will rethink my time management.  I tend to be quite good at it, but if all I need isn’t happening, then I must revisit it and see how I can make some changes.

One of the things that went well was figuring out how to manage things with husband not in the house.  This was a transition, and one we proudly handled with grace.  It is a daily struggle for us both, but we continue to focus on the positive.  I find myself yelling at the kids less, being present and taking in life moments more, and feeling more love and having more love to give than ever before.

I’m absolutely certain that my “What’s good about this?” outlook works.  Now tested and true…I plan to share these ideas with a larger audience.  Thank you for riding this year of discovery with me.  Your comments and feedback have made a difference in my life.  I feel something happening that I can’t quite explain, and it’s wonderful.

I now know better than to say I will write a certain number of blogs this year.  What I will promise and that I will continue to write, grow, listen, attempt understanding, learn, be open and figure out what is good about it.



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