Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

by Ginger on December 31, 2014

in Becoming Myself

It’s the last day of 2014, so, as is my tradition, I started to write up the year-in-review thing I’ve done the last few years. And then I realized, I really, really don’t want to do that.

2014 had a lot of really amazing things–our trip to Hawaii, paddleboarding for my birthday, meeting up with more “pocket” friends, PJs @ TJ’s, the Veronica Mars movie, and more. I was inspired by other people, got to witness miracles, and hung out in one of the kindest corners of the internet.

But 2014 was also rough in a lot of ways, and the last few months in particular feel like it’s just been one thing after another. I kind of can’t help but feel like the year, OVERALL, was a bust…like *I* was a bust. I was sick a lot, I failed pretty miserably at my to-do list, money was stupid, and in general, I’m just rather blah about the general sense of the whole thing. So, you know what, no review. I don’t want to dwell on those things any more than I already have, and I’m ready to look forward instead of back.

The same is true of my to-do list. I’ve done that the past few years, with varying success, and this year I’m just not feeling it, at least not right now. So instead of tasks and a checklist, I have a different kind of list for 2015. A list of intentions, if you will, instead of goals or to-dos.

I want to:

  • Read more books than news articles
  • Make things happen instead of waiting for things to happen
  • Write more and dwell less
  • Let go instead of cling to
  • Laugh more than cry
  • Dream more than fret
  • Be thankful more than envious
  • Socialize instead of hermit up
  • Do more and sit less
  • Share instead of covet
  • Be kinder and less judgmental
  • Give more than take

Here’s to 2015, and all unlocking all the potential it has.

Traci December 31, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Make things happen! I like it. Happy NYE. :]

Tragic Sandwich December 31, 2014 at 4:03 pm

I like this. I want to spend less time online and more time reading books, but (seemingly) ironically, I want to blog more consistently. In fact my blog is where I do most of my writing, so if it is ironic, I’m not going to worry about it too much.

2014 was hard. Hard in ways I’m just starting to get my head around, because I was so focused on the ways in which it was not as hard as 2013 (work stuff). But it was hard.

Older mom January 1, 2015 at 9:34 am

I originally felt like 2014 was the worst. Worked at my bank for app 30 yrs and they sold out. Bank was over 100 yrs but mgmt got tired so they took the money and ran; very sad for our small community and all the emp looking for jobs.
Was worried that I would find another job making that much and doing something I like. Obamacare is a lie. Over $1200/mo for minimal health care for husband and I, and me unemployed. Nothing affordable there.
But we had our first grandchild while I was off, I got a good job doing what I like, with people I like and the pay/benefits are better. They take very good care of us. Have to travel but generally have 3 day weekends. Reconnected with high school besties at reunion! Had a blast!
Lunch this week with old coworkers and friends. Laughed a lot and realized it is time to let go of the bad stuff that happened and be grateful for the good.
You have a good goals list, I think I will work on those too.
Thanks for all the great posts and thanks for listening.

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