Tuesday, December 29
An honest review of 2015
In years past, I've written about my top projects of the year. Sometimes the projects have been as big as completely remodeling rooms in my house; sometimes they've been as small as creating a simple craft. But always there have been projects.
This year has included a few projects for me, but mostly it's been a year of events.
Since my last end-of-year recap, my middle son graduated from college.
My youngest son graduated from high school.
My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary.
My husband and I became empty nesters.
My oldest son became an officer in the U.S. Navy.
2015 has been a different kind of year: fewer projects and more upheaval.
Yes, I think that's the right word. 2015 has been a year of upheaval, a year of change in our family. The changes have been good, but they seem to have taken all my energy.
As I've reflected on this past year, I realize that I've just allowed myself to be swept along by all these events, kind of waiting to see where I would wash up.
The danger with that approach, of course, is that one can simply become washed up.
Washed up is not what I want to be, and I realize that the only person who can fix that is me. It's time to plant myself firmly on shore.
So here's to a time of reflecting on all that 2015 has brought, but planning to plant my feet and make 2016 my best year yet. I'm not sure yet what that will look like, but I'm starting with this thought:
"Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established" (Proverbs 16:3).
How about you? What has 2015 brought to your life? What are your plans for 2016?