Saturday, December 31, 2011

So that was 2011

2011 was a year of extremes, highs and lows.

Some of the lows:
Ollie snapped the ligaments in both knees
My therapist and spiritual director died of a sudden heart attack
The voices finally succeeded in getting under my skin
Sold the boat

Some of the highs:
Taking my eldest to Greenbelt
Giving up therapy(!)
Recognising how much I have to be thankful for, and starting to just enjoy them all
Holiday with friends
Developing some iron in the soul, and making some core decisions
Seeing some clear fruit from long-term work in the parish
Starting up the Learning Church sequence again after a two year break, and receiving some of the most positive feedback ever
Christmas - one of the best ever (personally!)
Sold the boat, and bought a dinghy
Went Primal - diet first, exercise next - which is really suiting me
Haven't mentioned the book - I expect that to figure for 2012, from January onwards ;)
Previous years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

1 comment:

  1. Happy new year Sam.

    For me :-

    Finally managed to stop smoking (over six months now).
    Lost (most) of the weight I put on while struggling with cigarettes.
    Started excerising again.
    Became interested in Stoicism.
    Moved out of my tiny bedsit dungeon and into a nice apartment share with my cousin.
    Learned to better endure the druggery at work.
    Started socialising again.
    Joined the 21st century by buying a kindle (mixed feelings) and a tablet.
    Resisted joining the Felio Society book collectors.
    Broke my addiction to computer games.

    My great aunts health faded as 2011 progressed.
    Failed, yet again, to take up Aikido.
    Wrote absolutely nothing.
    Got mixed results from banishing the television and the internet from my bedsit.

    And that's it. For me 2011 was a forgettable, undramatic yet important year in which I quietly did
    some long overdue housekeeping while the wider world fell apart.


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