End of the Year: Looking Forward and Backward

Bloggy year-end round-up

We only covered 10 books and/or stories this year:

This is a very short list of literature, and it doesn’t include the books that I read -or at least mostly read- but didn’t make time to review them.

There were 15 Word Nerd Wednesday posts. I always enjoy dissecting words, their meanings and origins, as well as the evolution of language so those posts are always fun to write.

The remaining posts of 2021 were a random conglomeration of posts on numerous subjects. The majority were related to education, but a few covered politics and culture, and an even smaller percentage were personal bits of moments in daily life.

If I had to sum up 2021 with a word or expression, it would easily be learning curve.

This year was marked new balls tossed into the daily juggling act, and they were things I’d either not done in almost 30 years, or had never done before. The things got done, but they weren’t all done well enough for me to be satisfied with them.

Because of the aforementioned, my expression/goal for 2022 is to move from learning the curve to riding the wave through becoming more skilled and a better manager of things. The corollary to riding the wave is purging the unnecessary, which is not one of my strong suits. We’ll see how that goes.

I’m not a fan of resolutions, but I feel like I need to make a plan so that I don’t start 2022 with the feeling I had as this year ended. Namely, I felt as if I was always chasing my life, trying to keep up. Too stressful; especially for a planner like me.

On a more serious note, one thing I want to improve is to handle all these things with grace and skill, and yet without forgetting to trust God with the results and having peace with whatever comes.

After all, 2022 is looking like it may be a doozy of a year, politically and economically. I’d like to believe none of those tremors are going to affect our day to day living, but seeing as I have not done a good job of prepping so that I can laugh at the days ahead, I’ll need to keep my wits about me.

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas and Lord Willing, I’ll meet you back here sometime next year!

4 thoughts on “End of the Year: Looking Forward and Backward

  1. hearthie says:

    I think my phrase for 2021 was “that didn’t go as planned…”

    Your ideas are good ones for 2022. I have to think about my own. I think I was given my Word.


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