This is my general feelings toward 2012.
Even still, I always feel a little bit sad about the end of the year. It's like when you finish a book, and the story is just...done. That's how I feel when I look back. There are always things I sort of wish I had done or things I wish I hadn't. But either way, the year is done and that's that.
I like to look at the start of the new year. It's nice to look forward at a whole year that hasn't been touched yet and know that everything is still possible for it. You still have time to accomplish everything you hope to.
With that thought in mind, I've decided to create a 'bucket' list for this year. I have lots of little things that I want to try and do and some big things that I should do.
I do love lists.
I've been mulling over some things in my head to put on this list and I have a feeling it's going to be a mish-mash of useful and not so useful things. For instance, I've always wanted to order a starbucks under a different name...and maybe with a different accent. I just have never had the guts to do it. I chicken out at the register. So that will be one the list. :p
I'm thinking about taking an acting class. I've wanted to for a long time, but again, I never have to guts to do it. But maybe this year...
I want to learn how to pick a lock.
My flute has been neglected and I want to see if I can practice it every day for a year. And I need to get more serious with my singing.
I've never done a bucket list before and I'm looking forward to giving myself a bit a challenge.
I am the sort of person that loves to do things but hardly ever follow through. Here's hoping that I'll be better this year!
Mostly, I just want to learn to trust God more and try harder to do what He wants me to do, and not what I want to do. God has given me this new year and blessed my life with so many things, so it's up to me to use them well.
Happy New Year!