Looking back to move forward – Part 1

Every year, I pay the renewal for the hosting and domain for this site… and then nothing.  The last post I published was at the start of 2019 and since then… nothing.  It’s not that nothing happened.  LOADS has happened since then… I just never thought to write about it.  

I’ve been stuck in the idea that I needed to make this site mean something… I had no direction so nothing was ever written.  But maybe that’s not the point.  For the few loyal readers I do have, maybe this is just a way to stay connected.  Maybe this site is a record of where my brain is at and the growth I’ve seen over the years.

I’ve definitely had changes to my thoughts about life and love and priorities… maybe it’s a way to look back so that I can move forward.  

As usual, I’m overthinking it.  

In a quest for perfection, I lost the love of writing.  But the beauty here is I can always choose again.  

And then I saw a post on Linkedin that really spoke to me.  Loyal readers, you know that once constant theme here in the off-kilter universe is one of gratitude, so a post about finding gratitude in the dumpster-fire of a year that 2020 has been only makes sense.  Six questions were posed:

  1. What was the best thing that happened to you in 2020?
  2. What was the greatest lesson you learned in the past year?
  3. What obstacle did you face and how did you overcome it?
  4. What are you proud of accomplishing this year?
  5. What are you planning to work on in 2021?
  6. Who has impacted you the most in the past year? (Have you taken time to let them know?)

Well, technically 7 since the last one is a two-fer… I won’t share my answers to all of these, but it did spark my desire to write and share snip-its with you… or with future me… I hope it sparks gratitude in you as well as we look back on some of the good that 2020 has brought.

As for this here blog, I don’t intend to make an unrealistic goal of writing every day… or even every week, but maybe there will be more than one post to share over the next year.  And if nothing else, I can be more intentional about finding gratitude in the days to come.


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