Sunday, January 1, 2012

Possibilities - Past and Future

Every year I update my Possibilities List. It is a list of goals, dreams, places to visit, and things to do.  Nothing has a concrete deadline, it is just my way of keeping track so they don't get completely lost in the day to day minutia of life. 

As I was creating the 2012 version, there were a few items from the previous list that I realized were no longer relevant and some things that I was able to check off.  A couple seem pretty significant, some not so much. 
~ Getting a new car.  It wasn't brand new but it was new to me.  Checked off.
~Do something meaningful.  Spending five months living with my Grandma was meaningful to me.  I hope it was meaningful to Austin and my Grandma as well.
~Make a difference.  Again this was accomplished at Grandma's.  I hope that somehow I was able to make a difference in her life.  I hope it was for the better. 
~ New living room furniture.  I did get a new sofa, but have added a TV and entertainment center to the updated list.

The 2012 version is a shorter list, not for what was crossed of but because of what I decided I no longer wanted. I really don't want to go to Mexico.  The 2012 version carries a lot of the old, has some new,  a few items will remain on the list forever as a reminder of what it important, and a few items may never get crossed off but there is always a possibility.


Holly said...

I'm just impressed that you have a list! It's the perfect time of year for that. And don't ever question that you've made a difference in someones life. We do that every day, with just a smile to a stranger or a compliment to a preson in need of one. Have a great 2012!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

What a great idea! Good for you for crossing things off the list and readjusting it as you go...

Happy New Year!

just call me jo said...

Yes, Mexico is off my list now too. It's a time for refreshing resolve. Helping others is a stellar goal. I hope 2012 is a good one.