This is the last day of Gwen Bell's awesome Best of 2009 Blog Challenge (and, of course, the last day of 2009). I'm grateful to both -- Gwen Bell and the year 2009.
Both brought me so much to reflect on and so many wonderful new people.
Thank you 2009 and thank you (so much) Gwen Bell, you guys changed my life!
So here's today's (final) challenge prompt:
Resolution you wish you'd stuck with. (You know, there's always next year...)
Does this sound like me or what? I can't remember what I wanted to grow/do/be at the start of 2009.
I think I would've mentioned delcuttering if I'd made a resolution list (which I never do, because - I mean really - I'd have to remember that I made one - and where I put it - and why I wrote it -- just too much hassle!). But if I had, I probably would've mentioned decluttering, because I've been seeing that my attraction to mess pulls on my heels when I try to move forward.
So it's likely that I at least had thoughts about decluttering faster - and better - and with more discipline (why is it that one big effort every couple months, combined with lots of pondering about the subject doesn't get the job done??). And it's safe to say (and really easy to show - but I won't frighten you with that right on the cusp of a new year!) that I did not get faster, better or more disciplined with decluttering.
But I have continued the process - and I'm even looking at things differently. I've got more of an eye for organization, more ideas about what I don't need - and how/where to keep what I do.
So I'm heading into 2010 without feeling bad about what I didn't do - and mighty grateful for all the opportunities that came my way, lessons I've learned, and glorious folks I've met throughout 2009.
Maybe next year you can remind me of this (because I will forget): Earlier today Slightly-Brit reminded me of Ali Edwards' One Word post and I jumped over there and added my word for 2010.
My word is "grow". I want to grow my heart, my circle of friends, my business and my influence. I considered the word "growth", but SBD made one of those interesting faces and joked: "What HAVE you got on your head there?" (as in - you've got a growth) and I thought maybe I'd go with "grow", not "growth" - sometimes it makes sense to be careful what you ask for.
I'd love to hear what YOU are looking forward to in 2010.
This is a good time to tell you that I am so very grateful for your visits here. The idea that I can ramble and make myself laugh and sometimes whine - and have wonderful folks like you listen (ok, literally - you're reading, not listening - but it amounts to the same thing) - oh, it blesses my heart. Thank YOU so much!