Some were and some weren’t.
Now I think: Did I really want what I thought I wanted? Did I work at it, or did I just put it on another list?
Taking stock of what I accomplished — and didn’t — helps me acknowledge how far I’ve strayed from what is MOST important to me. In my look-back, I find I put my own deepest desires on the back burner to help others accomplish what it is they wanted to do. Yes, it may have been a worthwhile project, but it wasn’t mine.
I look back another year and ask myself why I’m a bit down, searching for the truth of what went wrong. What I find is my own procrastination and lack of appropriate prioritization prevented me from pursuing my deepest desires.
I won’t let it get me down…like this sunrise picture in Tioga, each day holds 24 hours’ promise. It’s what I do with that promise that leads to my accomplishment — or not — of my personal ambitions.
So as 2011 draws to a close, I agree to close the door on past practices of procrastination for the things that matter most to me — enjoying the beauty of nature, outdoor activity and inspirational writing.
Today is the only day I can do anything that matters, so today I close the chapter of the past and live in the present, finding contentment in the moments that mean the most to me.
How about you?