Reflecting… a look back at 2009


Here we are, a week away from Christmas, and time for reflection on the past year.  Life is typically so hectic there isn’t time for reflection.  However, the past year or two I have become convinced in the absolute value of taking time to reflect, and have tried to put this into practice. 

Have you ever looked back on a year and it looked nothing remotely close to what you thought it would?  That was 2009 for me.  Living in a duplex on JBU’s campus for 6 mos. (and counting) was not in my plan for this year.  Going through some internal struggles at work wasn’t on my list either.  Lost a bit of my “mojo.”  Trying to get it back… on the hunt.  If you find it, let me know.

Here were some of my goals for 2009 and whether or not I accomplished them…

  • Weekly dates with wife– check, mostly (averaged just about 3 weeks per month).
  • Get involved with radio in some way– check (Sunday afternoon/evening shift on KLRC).
  • Start a Sunday night family meeting– check, sort of.  We started these in October but it’s been hard for me to remember to do them.  We probably do 2 per month.  In my defense, family meetings aren’t a ton of fun with kids 4 yrs. and 2 yrs.  But a good habit to get into.
  • Stop drinking pop– not even close.  This one lasted through Jan… maybe.
  • Read 2 books per month– check.  I actually tweaked this goal in Feb. and wanted to read 1 a week.  I did well for a while, then we sold our house and moved into 500 sq/ft. of pure bliss.  Still… 30 books on the year is good.

Take an evening and put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and think about what you want 2010 to look like.  Sit down with your spouse if you have one.  Live intentionally.  Plan to achieve in the coming year.  You’ll be amazed how much you’ll accomplish if you think about and write out what you want to do.

What do you want your 2010 to look like?

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