Yesterday was my birthday. Like New Year’s Day, a birthday makes me reflect on the past year and the coming year. I saw a blog trend a few years ago to set goals to achieve before the next birthday such as “27 things I want to do before my 28th birthday.” (That’s a much shorter list in one’s 20’s than at my age!) Some of these goals are simple like read a book…while others take more effort like learn Spanish.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen an example of someone finishing every one of the items on her list. It is, perhaps, the effort that counts and that the achievements are worthy even if the entire list was not completed. I’m going to have to think about this a little more but I suppose I should put “finding a job or a way to make a living” at the top of the list.