goodbye 2020

 In 2020, I gained: a new way of teaching.

I lost:  myself in reading--I have read 119 books this year.

I stopped: going out randomly to entertain myself. No random impulse shopping trips, no road trips.

I started: cooking again.

I was hugely satisfied by: spending time by myself.

And frustrated by: not being able to spend time with friends.

I am so embarrassed that I: struggled with my finances.

Once again, I: supported local businesses.

Once again, I did not: take advantage of the walking paths around Mantle Lake.

The biggest physical difference between me last December and this December is: my gallbladder surgery--my first surgery--and it wasn't as bad as I expected it to be.

The biggest psychological difference between me last December and this December is: I have the mental fortitude to face my inherent racism.  I'm a work in progress.

I loved spending time: with Dad & Barb.

Why did I spend even two minutes: rationalizing when I could have just done it and gotten it out of the way.

I should have spent more time: reaching out to my friends during Covid isolation.

I regret buying: an item of clothing without trying it on first.

I will never regret buying: anything I bought this year even though with that money I could have: paid down some small debts.

I didn’t: enjoy the outdoors enough.

Politicians drove me crazy.

The most relaxing place I went was: to the nail salon.

Why did I go to: faculty meetings that drove me crazy?  I should have left.

The best thing I did for someone else was: gave an acquaintance a LOT of clothes I don't wear anymore... like six clothes baskets full and I have more to give away.

The best thing I did for myself: taking voice lessons--I had so much fun and can't wait to resume.

The best thing someone did for me: Val was so thoughtful when I was recovering from surgery--she brought me coffee almost every day!

The one thing I’d like to do again, but do it better, use "this or that" questions to get my students ready for virtual class.

1 comment:

Stacy said...

In spite of everything, it's been a full year hasn't it? Happy New Year to you!