I love the end of the year. It’s the time we get to sit back and review what we’ve done, both professionally and personally. That assessment is so vital to our mental health, even the news media partakes.
They’ll spend the next few weeks going back and collecting info on what they covered; facts, statistics, people stories – all the major stories of the year. We’ll get to see those recaps and remember with them. But have we done the same for our own lives?
Every year end, the shortest day of the year, I put together a list of accomplishments. I then compare that to the list of goals I wrote down last December and compare the two. How did I do this year? I don’t know yet, because the year isn’t quite over. But I’ll tell you more about it December 21st. In the meantime, I’ll start writing down thoughts on what is important to accomplish in 2014. I’ll also revisit my goals for 2013 and see what didn’t happen and should it continue to be on the list or have I moved on without it?
I try and access where I want my life to go, how should I spend my money, what should I focus on for jewelry designs, what changes do Tracy and I want to make at the store, what can I do to improve my health? All questions I’ll think about and ultimately put down on paper. I learned many years ago to write it down – I won’t remember a year from now and when I check back in the middle of the year to see how I’m doing I won’t have anything to compare it to. Lots of questions without answers – yet!
Stay tuned – until next time.