Taking a walk around Blogland during the shift from 2009 to 2010 leaves me reading numerous posts on Holiday celebration recaps, different kinds of summaries of 2009 and ambitiously formed resolutions and goals for 2010.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
If I were to write about my Holiday celebrations I'd mention the fancy iron I got from my parents and how it makes ironing shirts almost - note the almost - a pure pleasure. I'd mention how much I enjoy the company of my family and relatives on my mother's side. I'd mention the fact that I got to celebrate a white Christmas as we had snow on the ground!
If I were to summarize my 2009, I'd probably mention a couple of knitting and sewing projects I've made. I'd mention my two major vacation trips; Canada and the US in February/March as well as Italy in September/October. I'd mention changes at work. I'd maybe mention my cats and their adventures.
But my thoughts aren't in 2009. Nor 2010.
I've started yet another attempt at tackling The Writing Project. And yes, it's "tackling". It's tough. I'm doing things a bit differently this time around though. My research is different. The choice of format for my words is different. And I'm bringing back memories differently as well. In the last six weeks or so I've spent time every day with diaries and letters and emails I wrote (and received) from 2001 to mid-2004.
It exhausts me as this period of my life was much like an emotional roller coaster.
But I find it necessary as I during these years spent a lot of time reflecting on the aspects of my life that I'm focusing on in my Writing Project. 'Cause yes, I'm using my own experiences here.
And if I were to make resolutions and goals for 2010, like so many others in Blogland have done, I'd either end up with a list too long or too short to take seriously. I know myself well enough to recognize that...