Every now and then I like to take a look back at my calendar to see what I was doing around this time the year before. I often find that something that was important at the time is difficult to recall now, or something that seemed to be a trivial little something actually had a larger impact than I’d thought.
This morning I decided to do the same thing on my blog.
One year ago, we were approaching Easter and I was on an exhausting road trip. I was one Tired Bunny until some fro-yo restored me. Fast forward to 2013: I’m tired again, but it’s the yard work that got me this time.
Two years ago, I shared some tips for Handling Food Cravings Like a Pro. Two years later, I’m still handling. Most days are pro-like, but there are days when I’m like a rank amateur. And yet, I’m still breathing and smiling.
Three years ago, I had the snifflies and griped about the pollen count at the time. This year, I’ve only just spotted my first “green car”. Thanks to this morning trip down memory lane, I’m reminded to check my Claritin supply.
Four years ago, I shared 12 Quotes to Help Focus. Boy, did I need this one today:
“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” – Carl Lewis
Message received. I’ll get out of my own way now.
Five years ago (wow), I was crossing the 80-lbs. lost line! I had to laugh at this line from the post: “We can all exhale now; I think the next one will be a while coming. And that’s okay. Nothing to do but keep on doing what I’m doing.”
Hah! Little did I know that I’d need six months to get rid of that last 20. To be completely honest, I was having so much fun being me by then that I really didn’t care how long it took or even if I ever got completely “there”. I looked better and I certainly felt better, so anything after the next 10 pounds was icing on the cake. Um, so to speak.
Six years ago…I didn’t have this blog, I weighed 100 pounds (or so) more than I do now, and I was just beginning my tippy toe journey in earnest. I didn’t know where I’d end up, but I did know something had to change. And did it ever!
You see why I like doing this little exercise every now and then. Today I learned that I still need to step out of my own way and keep on doing what I’m doing. And to check the antihistamine supply.
I don’t like to dwell on the past, but I do find it useful to visit from time to time.
Do you ever look back through calendars, journals, or your blog? Do you find it helpful or painful?
What were you doing this time last year?
Sidenote: If you’ve ever considered journaling via a blog but didn’t know where to start, BJ [Start Blogging Online] has an excellent step-by-step article: How to Start a Blog.