And another year is coming to a close. It’s interesting, now that I have been blogging for a year, I can look back at what I said on a particular occasion. One thing that’s funny about that is that I realize I repeat myself a bit (certain times of years and events make me feel the same way, so that makes sense). Another thing is when I realize that I remember something one way, but it really happened differently.
Case in point. I remembered that I was sick last New Year’s Eve, but I assumed I had made resolutions at the New Year. But, on reading my last new year post, I saw that I felt too yucky to even bother and then remembered that I wrote some out (but don’t think I posted about them) while I was taking a few sick days later that week. I know that I was successful at some of them (adding miles on to my run distance) and a nonstarter with others (getting back into knitting and doing more cooking). I’m currently “formulating” this year’s goals, and will talk about them in my Monday post!
Looking back over 2011, it was a good year filled with many new adventures. My first Valentine’s Day as part of a couple, a trip to New Mexico, to England, to Chicago, to Ocean City, Maryland. I got my new digital camera last Christmas and learned how much I enjoy taking photographs of roads with horizons, flowers, and of course strivingcynic cat.
[hmm...I strongly suspect mr. strivingcynic took the tulip photo].
One of the biggest unanticipated changes in my life this year was brought on by my purchase of an iPhone in June. I’m a little shocked how dependent I have become on it–reaching for it almost immediately when I wake up in the morning and putting it away right before I go to bed at night. I love having the phone (and the WordPress app), but I’m fairly certain this hasn’t been a completely good change (I spend too much time playing with the phone rather than engaging with other people and paying attention to other things).
And of course, I turned 40! Now that I’ve hit the mark, I find it funny how much I talked about the fact that I’d be turning 40! My anticipation of it made it into much bigger a deal than it turned out to be (like, okay, so now I’m 40….and….?? fine). So, should I start talking about turning 41 in 2012? We’ll see…..
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Feel free to share an observation about your year. A milestone, something new that happened, a purchase that was meant to make your life easier but somehow ended up taking over?