Day two of 2020. Woah!
Remember Y2K? 911?
It seems so long ago. And yet, not so long ago at all. What about Fred Savage and The Wonder Years?
Today I read in Huffington Post that the look-back for The Wonder Years was about 20 years. I remember that show as so nostalgic. What about you?
This past week, I waxed nostalgic over the past decade thanks to several Best of… articles and TV shows.
[tweetthis]A lot of good things happened[/tweetthis]
- We have Hamilton. Who would have believed we’d be rapping the American Revolution?
- We have more women heroes and superstars like Elsa in Frozen, all the women in Bridesmaids, Wonder Woman, Rey of Star Wars.
- We have a real live super-activists like Greta Thrumburg the fourteen year-old climate activist, and Cristina Jiménez and Celia Ziliak, who created (S)HE Matters, and Emma González and March for Our Lives
- We have a vaccine for Ebola
- We have a photo of a black hole. Who can forget the face of the young woman who helped make it happen:
This got me looking back at my last decade.
- I joined the Women’s March
- I saw all the Oscar nominated movies
- I volunteered at the Food Pantry
- I got two books published
- I started a Facebook group to support my sister writers
- I went camping with my family
- I joined Weight Watchers and matched my monthly fee to the Food Pantry
- I read the full Mueller Report
- I did a lot of consulting
- I tore a ligament and recovered.
- I got 14,000 words into my next novel.
I’m far from a world changer.
Sarah over at Makes me Wander encouraged me to make a vision board. That reminded me that several years ago I created a five-year plan. Each January Loved-One and I reviewed the plan until all but one thing got accomplished.
- We built a small house on a large lot.
- I’m a published author.
- CoCo lives independently.
- We traveled four of the seven continents (still three to go.)
- Work from home
I’m not so sure about creating a vision board, but I’m certain it’s time for a new five-year plan. For sure I plan to get at least two more continents (maybe not Antartica.) I have at least three or four more books waking me up a night trying to get down on virtual paper. We want to build on our work-from-home success and I want to practice being present with people, recognizing and responding to their needs in the moment.
And, I just got a piano, so somebody better learn how to play.
What about you? How are you approaching this new decade?
P.S. I plan to stay focused on the good news that I see around me every day.