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A Look Back at Myself Looking Back at 2008

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Posted on : 11:32 PM | By : Nic | In : ,

One of the best things about having a blog is that I can look back at what I was thinking any specific day from my past. It is 30 minutes until 2010, and I decided to look back and see what I wrote last New Year's Eve. I am going to reflect on what I wrote, and write something for the next 365 days.

Summary (3 sentence max)
Last year I said, "It was another crazy year for us but I think that this next year will be the year of sublime tranquility." Ha! Tranquility didn't happen but I can definitely say that when I prayed for wisdom I received it, and when I wanted to know why, the answer came in the form of life experiences that changed me as a person.

Fun
I don't think we played enough games but this year we have some fun stuff planned and a lot of it has to do with finding the time to be silly and play pretend.

Challenging
We did get Annie help, or at least got her started, and we made progress in her behavior. Much of this had to do with how I kept calm and carried on. My challenge this year is to be authentic...I usually am exactly what I am and how I feel is somewhat on my sleeve, but I'm tired of the demands of the mainstream lifestyle. Unfortunately in today's world, we all have to be mainstream on some level, but I want to minimize that level, lol.

Thoughtful
My goal was to mindful of my own emotions and reactions to situations, and I definitely think I made progress, thanks to John and our competitive reward system if one of us screwed up and lost it. This year I was also surprised how in tune I became to my intuition. I made a lot of gut decisions and my gut was never wrong, and it made me want to get in touch with my spiritual side in a more personal way.

An insight/thought
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

Website/blog Find
Thousands of websites have I seen, but Reddit took the cake.

Words (quote/reading/book recommendation/1 sentence review!/anything word-related)
I read Self-Made Man... I think that's what it's called. About the lady who acts like a guy? I am too tired to look it up. It was a good read.

Note to Self
I actually did some of my goals... I had a big garden, I got cook books and food preservation books, I did make sourdough, I built up my food storage. I used electricity to store the food, I didn't make any herbal remedies from the garden, although I did make some. I didn't teach piano... I started going to school instead. I actually finished my homeschool resource book but it wasn't something marketable by the time I was finished. It only helps myself, lol. This year...
...do a journal in the book John made for me somewhat like the Edwardian Lady's journal.
...finish building the Albatross (the bus).
...finish my sewing projects.
...finish another year of school.

Favourite Tip/Idea from web
I discovered how many how-to videos there were on YouTube. I learned math and felting kid's toys and other things. Awesome!

Now it is 2010... it took me about 30 minutes to write this. Happy New Year!!!!

Comments (1)

I like your look back on your look back. : ) Very thoughtful and honest. I'm in major agreeance (is that a word?) with you about lessening the mainstream exhaustion and having more time for fun and playing.