goodbye 2019

In 2019, I gained: deeper friendships

I lost: touch with some of my favorite former students.

I stopped: watching the nightly news; I can't stand the constant political criticisms.

I started: reading in the evening.

I was hugely satisfied by: knitting shawls.

And frustrated by: my spending habits.

I am so embarrassed that I: listened to someone against my better judgment.

Once again, I: surpassed my reading goal!

Once again, I did not: conquer all the clutter.

The biggest physical difference between me last December and this December is: that my joints pop and crack a lot more.

The biggest psychological difference between me last December and this December is: I recognized some definite signs of depression before I got into the blues.

I loved spending time: with my friends.

Why did I spend even two minutes: stressing about what to wear to the celebration of life service for my friend's husband? Nobody cared what I was wearing!

I should have spent more time: decluttering--and setting up new patterns of behavior to avoid cluttering things up, to begin with.

I regret buying: some clothes that I don't wear as often as I thought I would.

I will never regret buying books even though with that money I could have paid off smaller bills.

I didn’t enjoy the outdoors enough.

Interrupted sleep drove me crazy.

The most relaxing place I went was to my friend Piper's house for a girlfriend weekend. Portsmouth is a great little city!

Why did I go to places to shop when I had no money?

The best thing I did for someone else was that I was fully present for my sister after the fire that left her homeless.

The best thing I did for myself was my whirlwind trip to see Downton Abbey in Central Maine. I took myself out for a day of self-care.

The best thing someone did for me assist me when I had my swooning spell in October.

The one thing I’d like to do again, but do it better, reorganize my finances.


Stacy said...

You've done a great job reflecting on your year...lots of good stuff and insights there. There were far too many of those questions I don't have an answer for.

AsKatKnits said...

Wonderful - and honest - reflections! Here is to a happy and healthy 2020 (with lots more shawl knitting!)

Gloria said...

Happy New Year to you and yours and hoping 2020 is a good year for all.

The Gal Herself said...

The clothes thing ... cutting down my spending on clothes/books has made a real difference!