We find ourselves with one day already past in the year 2012. It has been a pleasant first day - one that began and ended with setting off fireworks - far from my hometown. In a climate 40 degrees colder than my hometown climate. Quite a shock to my system. Why? you may ask. I've asked myself the same question because I would much prefer to be warm rather than freezing. But My Boy is moving on and I couldn't just send him off with a kiss a wave. My Mann and I are taking him to his new digs in Rexburg, Idaho where he will be continuing his education.
Because the drive isn't a quick one I've had a little time (in between listening to audio books) to think about the new year, where I would like to be and what changes I would like made a year from now.
I'm hoping that I'll be able to settle on more concrete plans for projects once we're back home. I think I've almost settled on the word I want to concentrate on for for the year. It's a toss up between two very similar words, but I can see already how much this word will affect my projects and choices for the year.
I'm am thinking about projects that I would like to work on for the year. They do not include Project 365 this year. During the last quarter of 2011 I quit doing a picture a day and I haven't felt any regrets over that. Before when I had fallen off the wagon I felt guilty. Not this time. That was a big clue that I am finally ready for a change. I'm ready to move on. This is a HUGE step for me after the last couple years of just getting by.
I've found a few links that talk about planning and making resolutions that you may like to read. A couple of them even offer free PDF downloads of planners and questions for review of 2011.
5 Steps to Making New Year's Resolutions from A Holy Experience
20 Questions for Reflecting on Your 2011 from Simple Mom who offers a PDF of 20 thought provoking questions.
When You Really Want to Wear New Habits from A Holy Experience where a free daily planner is offered.
Did you find that you had projects started last year that weren't finished? Was that because the project no longer fulfilled a function or did you not finish and feel guilty about it?