1. What do you want to acknowledge yourself for in regard to 2009?(What did you create? What challenges did you face with courage and strength? What promises did you keep to yourself? What brave choices did you make? What are you proud of?)
I survived? I'm not sure if the reflections on this past year will be very good because I don't think I can recall too much. I made Chinese dumplings. I made pies for the first time in my life. I moved without having a nervous break-down. I actually took my S.E.I. courses for work. I flew by myself twice without freaking out about it. I realized that I am over a grudge that I didn't want, but couldn't quite let go of before - the Atonement is great! Most important, I think, I have started forming a better habit with saying my prayers at night.
2. What is there to grieve about 2008?(What was disappointing? What was scary? What was hard? What can you forgive yourself for?)
I didn't finish Nanowrimo or Nablopomo. I didn't post for over a month. I didn't stay caught up with grading. I wasn't as social as I should have been. I think the worst thing about me this past year is that I was casual in my worship of God and in my relationship with Jesus Christ. I will try to forgive myself for not being perfect. One of my friends actually talked to me about how I feel about myself, and I think he was right and that I need to allow myself to be imperfect while I am trying to be better.
3. What else do you need to say about the year to declare it complete?
To declare 2009 complete, I think I need to say that I feel like the Lord has really blessed me with better mental health this past year. I am SO GRATEFUL for that! It has been so wonderful to feel much better - not perfect, of course. I have just felt so much healthier. To declare this year complete, I also need to mention the wonderful experiences I have had with my family this year. I have seen my parents a little more, I think, which has been great. I have spent more time with my siblings this year, too, and have really enjoyed that. And Emilee came - she is the joy in most of our lives right now. She was born almost one year ago and has been a source of wonder and light and beauty! She has made my life more meaningful and complete.
2010 is my year of balance, I hope, as I try to tackle goals a few at a time all year long.