Okay, so my 4 Simple Goals post of yesterday was supposed to be posted today - the 4th of the month. Below is the post for yesterday. A bit of a mix up but all fixed now :)
WEEK 13 | TIED UP WITH STRING
I have always wanted to have a simple Christmas. That includes simple wrapping, simple tags, simple presents. An event that takes place on ONE DAY (or close to it). We put lights out front for "the season" because I like twinkling lights covered in snow but beyond that our holiday was very low key filled with people we love, food we enjoy and brown paper packages tied up with string. Perfect.
WEEK 14 | CONNECTIONS
I have some of the best girlfriends anyone can have. The ladies above have populated my life for the last 10+ years and I admit they are better to me than I am to them. Even though we're all equally busy they are all able to remember me and make me feel loved and included, always. We don't get together nearly often enough, but when we do it is wonderful! When I met them - each of them - soon after Caden's accident, it never dawned on me that a decade in we'd still be friends, through good times, bad times, moves, divorces, breast cancer, proms, drivers licenses, career changes, trips overseas, graduations, university selections, sport seasons ... oh my. So much!
WEEK 15 | #REVERB12
I don't work on regret or in reverse so it came as a surprise to me when I realized sometime in mid-November that I wish I had completed a #reverb project in 2011. Or, at least some kind of project that reconciled the year that had just passed. Perhaps a little reflection is exactly what I need to make better choices going forward. This was a wonderful exercise and I won't miss another year.
WEEK 16 | CLAIRE'S 20.12.2012 BIRTHDAY
I was not willing to disappoint Claire ever again. Promises were kept and plans were made to celebrate her 20.12.2012 birthday. Over the past six months, we discussed a number of options and she finally settled on Barbados. With two friends. Never in my life did I expect to go on a trip with six children - okay teenagers and almost teenagers - but I did. Six days of sun, sand, ocean, and food. It was a lovely time and they were great!
ABOUT THIS PROJECT | I followed New52 with awe and a bit of envy. My plate was so full I just couldn't join in but it was something that piqued my interest. Not that my plate is any less full, but it is more manageable and I hope to fill the wrong side of my 40s with a positive challenge. Let's see where it leads. Thank you to Peppermint and Christine for your weekly big and small inspiration! I love the idea that "it isn’t about making a life-altering change every week, it’s about keeping an open mind and embracing little changes in your life." Life is good.