My Bests and Worsts of 2012

Can you believe the year is almost over? Well, I suppose it is over in China (Happy Belated New Year, China!). My personal thoughts about 2012: “Whew, I made it!” and about 2013: “Bring it!”

As I’ve been scanning Twitter and Facebook over the past couple of days, I’ve noticed there have been a number of different Best & Worst of 2012 lists. I mean there’s everything from Best Movies of 2012 to Most Beautiful Baby Bumps of 2012¬†and the Worst CEO’s of 2012 to the Wold’s Most Oppressive Societies of 2012. So if they can do it, I figure, so can I! Do you want the good news first or the bad?

My Personal Bests of 2012

In Entertainment: The amazing performance of the Nutcracker presented by the Colorado Ballet.

In Matters of the Heart: Falling in love more deeply than I ever have.

In My Professional Life: Pulling off a 10,000 person event in less than 2 months.

In My Friend Life: Seeing my best friend pick out her wedding dress.

In My Home Life: Seeing my daughters grow and mature into young ladies.

In My Writing Life: Being nominated the Event Ranger and Game Warden for my writer’s group.

In My Spiritual Walk: Setting a defined set of standards for my dating life and sticking to them which led me to a wonderful man.

My Personal Worsts of 2012

In Entertainment: Submitting myself to the torture of reading Savages. (No, I won’t see the movie.)

In Matters of the Heart: Allowing fear to dictate many of my actions.

In My Professional Life: Spending so much time at work and not enough time at home.

In My Friend Life: Not realizing who my true friends are and allowing fake friends to have their say in my personal matters.

In My Home Life: Not being present as much as I should be for my girls.

In My Writing Life: Not finishing NaNoWriMo.

In My Spiritual Life: Having less faith than I should that everything is in God’s hands.

There you have it. I guess now would be the time to make resolutions, but honestly, who keeps resolutions? I am going to continue doing what I’m doing in 2013 with some adjustments.

What are your bests and worsts of 2012?

~ Thankfully Exhausted