My birthday came and went on Tuesday without much hoopla…which is just how I wanted it. No gifts, no singing, no candles, no cake.
As I was inching closer, I knew I wanted to write a recap and some thoughts on my 29 before 40 list that I made last year.
Did I get it all done? Nope.
Am I happy with what I was able to fit in? Extremely.
Now that the year has passed, I can see that I planned too many things that involved multiple schedules. It’s not quite fair that I ask people to rearrange what they already had going on so that I can check something off a list. If I do one of these lists again, I need to make it a little more about what I want to achieve personally, and not necessarily involve things that I would consider a family goal.
I can also see that I planned too many things that involved multiple dollars. Truth be told, I’d rather save those dollars for big family vacations. I’d hate to skip a vacation one year because we spent all of our vacation budget on small day trips.
Now for what I DID get done, I’m super happy with it. At the end of the day, the list helped me get some things scheduled that I never would’ve made time for if it weren’t for the list.
Did that sentence make sense?
As far the books and the photo a day, I didn’t quite meet my goals on those specifically, but I’m very happy with how it turned out. I read more than I have in a long, long time and I was making a conscious effort to notice things around me…even if it was just the TV show I was watching.
I’m going to leave the list in the sidebar for a while. Maybe I’ll keep it up there until I’ve actually done all of them.
Maybe I’ll forget about them next week.
I like to keep myself guessing.