Reflecting on a year past is one of my favorite exercises. I spend much of New Year’s Day each year sitting by a fire, poring over the past year’s calendar day-by-day and perusing photos of the year. I try to marinate in gratitude for what has happened and for people I’ve encountered and from whom I’ve learned or benefitted. I map a point of basking in the possibility of what could be if I could learn from mistakes, amplify successes, partner with others,
The most fun thing I did last year was to roll down a steep hill, coming eventually to rest on a plateau. It wouldn’t have been fun if I didn’t plan it, but I did do it on purpose. I took to the grass with a friend, head to head, and we rolled like logs, laughing hysterically. It was pure fun, simple, free and spontaneous.
And yet it fell amidst all sorts of efforts and striving towards orchestrating fun events, at finding novelty and delight,
I love thinking, each year, about what I did in the past year that I had never done before. And I’d love to hear from readers on this! What did you do this year? Wow us!
Here are some of mine (in a list that is, by virtue of the fact that it’s my list, ridiculously self-focused):
- Became a grandmother
- Started SPACIOUS
- Wrote a book
- Wrote two more drafts of the book
- Developed a website
- Met lots of you
- Hosted multiple SPACIOUS events
- Met lots of new people in general (including my granddaughter,