Happy New Year

Since it is a start of a New Year, I thought it would be appropriate to come here and write about my reflections of the past year.

2019 was a great year for me. Not only did I do something which I thought I would never be able to do, I was able to do many items on my 2019 resolutions. So what were the highlights of 2019 for me? 

 

My highlights were: 

Traveling


In September of 2019 I was able to travel to Norway with my family. It was a trip of a lifetime. I enjoyed every second of it. I never been abroad before, so this was even more of an exciting experience for me. I will  keep the memories from this trip for years to come. This experience also made me want to travel to even more places around the world. 

Learning to Sew


I friend of mine in my church choir belonged to a quilting group that makes quilts for solders and people in need, such as pregnancy  centers. I was very blessed to be able to learn from them how to make some little things to contribute to the ministry.

Finishing my Second novel

I never thought that I would now have two fully written books under my belt. I was always the one to get really inspired and write a few chapters, then get stuck, and instead of pushing myself to finish, just start on another book idea.  While the books I have completed are not ready for publishing by any means, it is still is a huge accomplishment. 

Learning how to play the piano again

My plan for the music semester was to learn both harp and piano. However, I ended up being the only student that signed up. And because the teacher lives about forty-five minutes to an hour away, it just wasn’t going to work out. So I just took piano lessons.  I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I remembered. But I still have a long way to go to get to the level I was previously. But I am very pleased that I was able to do this.

My motto for 2019 –

was  having “No Regrets” If I have a vision and desire to do something, I will force myself to do it. Yes, there were areas that I wasn’t as motivated and hard on myself as I should have been, but looking back on my year, I wouldn’t say that I wish I had done something differently or better. I am still learning how to make each and every day, week, and year exciting, productive, and memorable.  I will still be using this motto in 2020. 

However, there were some things that I didn’t do in 2019. While I don’t regret not completing them, I do wish  I made better plans so that I would be further along than I am now. But this is  an area I can fully work on in the new year. 

Also, because of the trip, I wasn’t able to complete saving 1,000 dollars for a house. It has been a rather difficult year money wise, but I am determined to make every effort in completing this goal in the new year. 

And that wraps up my reflections for 2019. What were some highlights of your year. Let me know in the comments! 

Have a great week, 

Alyssa 

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