Posts Tagged ‘year in review’

I like to do a “year in review” every January for the year that went before. This year I have been struggling with it.

December is a hard month for me for many reasons — busy, emotionally-charged, and a minefield of “mother guilt”. My daily struggle with the Depression Devil sitting on my shoulder makes December an uphill battle at best. Many years I have crashed and burned under the stress.


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I don’t do resolutions anymore — too often, they’d be left undone and become a list of guilt for things I’d wanted to accomplish, but never did. A few years ago, I wrote up a short list that I reaffirm every year — Resolve — and I recommit to it again this year. I didn’t do it all perfectly — my aim to be creative every day slid a bit, unless you count roasting coffee as being “Creative” — but I more or less stayed on track and overall am happy with how 2011 unfolded.

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