Thursday, December 29, 2005


celebrations before resolutions

i've written before about the topic of taking time to note our successes, to review what we have done well and celebrate ourselves, but it seems particularly poignant to mention it as we approach the season of new year's resolutions.

now don't get me wrong, new year's resolutions are not all bad. in fact, i'm planning to dedicate a post to that topic as well. but often times resolutions can begin to take on a tone of "if i weren't such a loser i would my ideal weight, have the job of my dreams, speak spanish fluently". you get the picture, resolutions become an excuse to beat up on ourselves for all the ways we still don't "have it all together."

what we miss when we approach our lives from this perspective is all that we have accomplished, all the ways we do have it together and all the things we should be glowingly pleased with ourselves for.

in some ways a year is a long time, and in other ways as our busy lives move forward a year can seem like it has flown by in a matter moments. the fact is january was a ways back, and a lot has happened since then. the beginning of the new year provides a great opportunity to review.

what major events occurred in your life this year?

what five successes, big or small, did you achieve this past year?

what have you learned in the last year? how have you grown?

what are you most proud of from the past year?

before you start thinking about all the things you want to accomplish, tackle or figure out in the year to come, take stock of all you did in 2005 and take some time to celebrate!

i'd love to hear some of what's on your list of highlights from 2005, feel free to post them here!

dream big,

I just found your blog and I love it! Keep up the great work. I especially love your end of the year questions.

I asked some similar ones, though my list is a bit longer. You might want to check out the summary post at:

Kevin :)
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