Well, then. Here we sit – another year over. As I look back over my blogs for the past year, I realize that my Harperness Project is now ‘technically’ over, and it’s time to review. It’s been an interesting journey. I’ve covered subjects along the way including health, attitude, perspective, acceptance, energy boosting, marriage, balance, easy outs, home, celebration, and focus. I had many successes both great and small, and I’d have to say, about the same amount of failures.
Some of my failures are easy to explain away and cover with life got too busy excuses. Some are simply me admitting that I found areas in which I am lacking, and realized that a month simply won’t do it to turn my ship around – I need to keep working at some of life’s larger challenges (for me, this includes things like health, perspective, and easy outs).
My successes came in all shapes and sizes. Some months were huge wins for me; and looking back, they are easy to identify because I remember those months clearly and I can even remember how I felt for much of those months. Some successes were smaller or more camouflaged – for example, just the fact that I did this project for 12 months solid to me, is a success. There were times along the way when I thought that I was too far off track, or I’d missed too much of a month to bother, or any number of other reasons why I wanted to stop. But I didn’t. I finished. So, yay me.
I also learned a lot about myself. I learned about where I need to keep working on my Harperness Project; in particular, where I need to keep growing as a person. I also learned what things I’m quite good at – and these things will be things I can fall back on when times get tough and I feel like I’ve lost myself somewhere along this crazy ride of life.
A big thank you goes out to those of you who came along with me on my journey, and to those of you who undertook a similar journey of your own. I hope you’ve identified and faced your challenges, taken some time to enjoy your successes, and I hope that you have also learned that you, too, have more good about you than you think.
Here’s to whatever 2014 will bring, for all of us. Happy New Year, everyone.