This year has been a tough one, but I’ve surprised myself with my ability to cope and adapt. I’ve learned a lot this year that will help me in the future.
Allegra A. has written 5 entries about this goal
I realized when my daughter said recently that I handle crap that happens really well, that I have indeed become better at handling the curveballs that life throws at me, and I don’t freak out or feel sorry for myself anymore. Worrying without action or formulating a plan is unproductive.
I should have crossed this one off a while ago.
Today I checked on my plants and realized that even though my herbs are growing in a random assortment of repurposed food containers and I don’t have a perfect herb garden with little labels, I’m still growing several edible herbs and salad greens and making good use of them in the kitchen.
I’m calling this one done. I can always buy better flowerpots later if I want my herb garden to look more grown up and elegant.
For now, my chives are growing in a Folgers coffee container and my cabbage is sprouting in a gallon milk jug with the top lopped off.
Oh well. On to the next goal.
PS: This quote popped up on 43 Things when I added this entry.:
“Handsome words don’t butter cabbage.”
- German saying
I wonder if the quotes are triggered by keywords or if that was a random coincidence.
2012 had a few high points ,but I wouldn’t call it my best year.
I got some ideas, found some solutions and learned some new things that will lay the groundwork for 2013 to be better.
With 3 months left of 2012, I’m now giving myself a personal challenge to at least find a few realistic goals on my 43 Things list that I can knock out in the next three months.
The next 3 months will pass whether I do my best or not, so I might as well try my hardest and see how much stuff I can cross off my list.
Hopefully accomplishing a few of my smaller goals will make room for some new, bigger goals in 2013.
2011 kicked my ass and threw me around like a rag doll. Now, for 2012 I want to kick a little ass and make some real progress and push myself.
It seems like 2011 was bad for a lot of people I know personally and a lot of people here on 43 Things were tested and went through trials and suffering in 2011.
I will be burning my 2011 journals to symbolically rid myself of the stench of failure of 2011. I don’t want to take any of those bad memories into 2012.
I also ended a 23 year friendship a couple of days ago because it was toxic, tiring and made me feel like crap ,so I’m not taking that with me into 2012 either.
I’m cleaning house, like the Japanese do for new year’s day and donating everything I can to charity. In order for newness and goodness to come in, you have to be willing to let go of the old and let go of people and situations and things that are poisonous to you.
Allegra A. has gotten 15 cheers on this goal.
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