I do it all over again

@missybear (11396)
United States
December 24, 2012 6:17am CST
Now that the year is coming to an end I think back on what I accomplished and what I need to change for the next year....."I say nothing to both". I had no major accomplishments or set backs in 2012 so I would do it all over again. Are you in for change in 2013?
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
24 Dec 12
There has already been major changes in my life in 2012...I was diagnosed with a heart problem earlier this year, I finally dumped a "friend" who was an emotional and financial vampire, and the arthritis in my right leg has gotten worse. Humm, I wonder if I really want too many changes in 2013? Yeah, I love change... First change is to clear out the yard and do a lot of landscaping. I want to create a combination herb garden and sitting area. I have the perfect spot I just need the time to do the work. I also HAVE to deal with my roof, I developed a new leak that exposed itself last night, part of the ceiling tile fell down...on top of the computer. Then I want to get the decking redone before someone (me) falls through the old wood and gets hurt....along with the deck I have to redo the carport roof for the same reason. I am also sure that the doctors are going to recommend that I have my right knee totally replaced...there ain't no way! I had the left one done and it still doesn't work right. I don't dare walk through Wal Mart on it because if I do I will ache sooooo bad the next day and the knee will be so swollen that it could pass for a basketball. My goal for the year is to again sweep the various divisions that I enter at the county fair. I've won nearly 100 ribbons and am aiming towards 200! I admit I'm a bit odd, but I love winning those little slips of fabric...even though they are only worth about 10 cents for the small ones and maybe a dollar for the best in show and the judges award...but it is fun for me to plan, create, and enter my projects. I only missed entering two years in the past 12, one year was because of my Mom being in the hospital with her terminal illness, and the other was from the knee replacement surgery. Don't look back on the past year looking at you may haven't done any major accomplishments. Each time you learn to do something new, comfort a person in distress, or even hug a dog or cat you have accomplished something. All of our accomplishments don't need to be major...for some people what we consider a minor accomplishment...like talking on the phone or walking across the room, is major to them. A neighbor had a major stroke earlier this year and she is still recovering from it. She has had to relearn how to talk, walk, dress herself, feed herself, and do the things we take for granted. It has been a long long journey for her, but she has stuck with the work and has prevailed over her disability. So, don't measure your year in major accomplishments measure it in having made other's lives better or happier. Measure it in the ability to help others and give a little bit of yourself. Measure your accomplishments by how many people you made smile or laugh...too often we set the bar for our accomplishments so high that we forget that some of the best accomplishments are the small ones that have made things nicer for others. Merry Christmas Missybear!
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 Dec 12
Thank you for your wonderful response and I'm sure the next year will be full of great things for you. I hope you're arthritis will vanish enough for you to do your herb garden and fix your roof. And one thing is for sure "I made plenty of people laugh trough out the year" I'm always a comedian at work and home.
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
26 Dec 12
I too am a bit of a comedian...it doesn't matter whether I'm at home, school, or in public I manage to find something to make people laugh! When I'm hurting the worst I joke the most. I think that is the reason why people can't believe that I am in pain and disabled. Of course I have always felt that if I can laugh at myself and make others laugh too life is so much better. Have a wonderful New Year's and a great year too!
@Dominique25 (9476)
• United States
24 Dec 12
I'm glad that things have worked out good for you and that your 2012 year was good. I'm hoping to make changes for myself in 2013. It all will take time. So I will work and take things one step at a time. Hope that you are looking forward to the different things you will do for 2013.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
24 Dec 12
The one thing I might try to do is stay home a little more on the weekends instead of going out and spending money
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• United States
24 Dec 12
my goal is to do the opposite. I would like to go out more instead of staying home. Right now I spend the majority of my time at home so I would like to leave the house. Seeing the walls of this house all the time can make me go crazy.
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
14 Feb 13
I think for me? I need to change a lot. I want to save money. Last year, I cannot be able to save any cents. I want to change my sleeping habits. I always go to bed very late and it ruins my face. I have a lot of pimples already .sucks!!! I want to invest also in a business. I do not what kind of business but I still want to gain profit aside from my regular work at the office. I think I am more excited this year than the past.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
15 Feb 13
It sounds like you have lots of goals for this year, that's great. I hope everything you want will come to you
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
4 Feb 13
Granted one month of 2013 has already passed, but that doesn't mean that I am not able to answer the question that you've posed here because I really can answer that question. Luckily, I have to say that it 2012, we didn't have any significant accomplishments, but we didn't have any significant setbacks either and that is something for which I am very thankful. For this year, we are going to be out of credit card debt after March and that is something that I'm really looking forward to. We are also planning on taking the first vacation that our family has been able to take in five years.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
5 Feb 13
That's wonderful
@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
27 Dec 12
On the downside, my dad passed away and I recently lost one of my beloved fur babies. I've been ill this year too but aside from that, I've had a really good year, one of the best I've ever had so I really hope that 2013 has more of the same.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
28 Dec 12
Less dying I hope
• United States
25 Dec 12
I have had a few changes this year. One was my youngest daughter coming to stay with me for a little over 5 months and then her leaving. I miss her already. She was good company for me while she was here. For next year, I will have one accomplishment and one change that I am looking forward to. The accomplishment will be graduating from college. The change is after I graduate from college, I will be moving. I'm not sure exactly where at this time though. I still have 5 months to make up my mind.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 Dec 12
What are your choices ....If it was me I would definitely move to a nice sunny place with lots of water and beaches.
• United States
25 Dec 12
I want to mylot a little more lol. I am so blessed to be able to make it here when I can. but,this year I need to make more time for mylot. I go to bed around 3 am and I could go an hour later and all will be better for me. I made $25 this month so far and I would like to make that turn into $30. although I think I can make that in the next week. merry christmas to you.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 Dec 12
Wow, that's pretty good, it takes me a year to make that
@00zero00 (30)
25 Dec 12
I'm not perfect so there are things I want to change this coming 2013. I feel like I want to focus on something(I don't even know what that "something" is yet) because lately, I've been like a person who do this and that but can't finish what I started. I hope I could change that attitude of mine and I hope that change would last forever.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 Dec 12
Good Luck
@SIMPLYD (77593)
• Philippines
25 Dec 12
Looking back, i also have nothing to change this year. I am happy with what happened for the year 2012. There maybe some disappointments but i think of it as "it'not God's will", so i accept them as they are. The only thing that i will do for the year 2013, is to exercise more and more, so my tummy will not get bigger.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 Dec 12
Yeah, I sure don't want mine to get any bigger either
• China
25 Dec 12
We have the same problem ,2013 is around the corner .But when i look back ,i didn't do anything in 2012,what a pity ,i thought i just waste a whole year ,it is time to change .
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 Dec 12
The one thing I'm gonna try to do is stay home more on the weekends course I spend too much money all the time when I go out all the time.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
25 Dec 12
Yes, I'm going to change many aspects in my life next year. In fact... I have started already. I don't make plans and right them down though, because it will only upset me when I have not accomplished them. I keep a mental note instead like getting more exercise, less computer time, more socializing, less complaining, more productive activities and so on.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 Dec 12
At least you got a plan
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
25 Dec 12
That is a good year..lol..I would be ok with that too.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 Dec 12
Lets hope so
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
25 Dec 12
Hi missy! I am right there with ya GF! I had a really really bad year in more ways than I care to count. The BF and I are not getting along and he wants to leave and I'm just about there too... My Mom's been in and out of the hospital and not even for the Alzheimers-and the list goes on- I stopped making any resolutions for the "next" year because the "next" are usually worse than the ones before! I am so scared...
@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 Dec 12
I'm sorry things were so bad, I hope everything works out for you and sometimes you're better of single than with someone you can't get along anymore. Take good care
@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
25 Dec 12
Hello missybear! This holiday is really a time for me to reflect on things that I had achieved and had done for the year. New Year means a new change and new goals for me. I wish for a better year to come. Merry Christmas and God Bless.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 Dec 12
I wish the same for you and I hope the New Year will bring you everything you hope for.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
24 Dec 12
Hi missybear! On my part, I consider 2012 as the most challenging, and the most successful year for me in both offline and online worlds. Although still hoping for more improvements on the year to come. Happy holiday!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 Dec 12
I hope it all works out for you in 2013
@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
24 Dec 12
Personally I like to feel each year that I accomplished something. Life goes by too fast and I don't want to be looking back, and realize that I really didn't do any thing with this precious gift called life. If all I do is small things - especially being able to provide for others in need - then I feel I have accomplished something special in life. Last year I crocheted 50 hats for the homeless. Fifty hats may not seem a lot but it was what I could do. It also inspired others to knit or crochet hats for the homeless. Yes, we could have all bought hats for the homeless at Walmart or the dollar store. But I think there is something special in a home crafted gift. It means that someone took the time and effort to show that they really care. I hope that the homeless realize that someone does care about them. That God cares about them. And perhaps they will then care about themselves and seek the help that will lift them out of their situation, or at least provide a little warmth and joy for them.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 Dec 12
I think that was awesome of you to do that for the homeless. We have lots of homeless people here in Vegas and I try to give clothing and money when I can too.
@maezee (31025)
• United States
24 Dec 12
2012 sounds like a "good" year for you then! Better to have no major set backs, huh? I experienced some rather big changes - with work and school. For one, I became a salaried store manager at my company (technically a promotion) and secondly, I started school again full-time, and am working towards my college degree! I didn't do much traveling but I did go to Canada (Thunder Bay) as well as Texas, which were both interesting (although somewhat overrated if you ask me). This next year I plan on continuing school -- getting my generals done, deciding on a major, and beginning the process of transferring to a four year school. I also may or may not be looking for a different full-time (or ALMOST full-time) job, depending on how my schooling goes. So, this year has been the opposite for me as it has been for you. For me this has been one of the most exciting years! I am anxious to see if I can top it with 2013!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 Dec 12
Good for you, I wish I would go back to school but I really don't know what for and I don't know if I have it in me to be sitting in glass again for years. I've been doing the same kinda work for over 25 years and I like it. I hope you find you major and good luck
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
3 Feb 13
hi, i could say that i have did some of my plans and accomplishments this past year and i am glad for that,but i still have things that i need to do and is my target this early of the year,in my attitude i still don't know what i need to change from my self,maybe later on i will discover it to my self.