Just for the record…

…it’s been a good year.

And all because of me, too.  Nothing really noteworthy happened to me this year, positively or negatively; but I did some things I’m happy about.

I started on a regular exercise regimen for the first time in my life.  As I’m writing this I’ve been working out, with only a few breaks, for over six months.  I am probably more fit now than I have ever been before.  Which may not be saying much; but still.

I’ve attended a world music drumming class more or less all year.

I became a part of a regular weekly meditation group.

I meditated a lot.  Maybe not enough to say “regularly”; but I have tools at my disposal for centering and healing myself that I did not have at the beginning of the year.

I began to attend local technical users groups, after years of getting ’round to it.  I am no longer a lone nerd.

I learned to play tennis.

Oh yeah, I got organized.  It feels a little weird to say that – isn’t organization a process, rather than an event?  But I did.  I bought the book Getting things Done, I read it, I implemented it along with various other organizational tips I’d learned or invented, and I think the end result was a substantial enough change to the status quo that I can honestly say I got organized.  It’s by no means perfect.  There are a lot of kinks that need to be worked out.  But my inboxes are consistently near empty or at least not overflowing; I’m not panicking about my finances; and for the first time I am keeping track of every goal, project, idea, or passing fancy that has occupied my mind.  I know where I stand.

I made an effort to regularly spend time with people that I care about.

I established a relationship with a new therapist.

I started taking classes again.

It’s been a productive year.  I’m happy with myself.  I’m looking forward to even bigger and better things next year.

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  1. So I take it you would reccomend the book?

    1. Yeah. It’s pretty no-nonsense, and the method he teaches happens to mesh well with my way of thinking. Your mileage may vary.

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