A Rare Year In Review – Top Posts for 2020

A Rare Year:  “Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past.  Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.” – Brooks Atkinson

In looking for a quote to recap 2020, as well as, “hit the ground running” 2021 post, the quote above resonated.  I found it at It’s All You Boo among great thoughts for this key transitional time.  As I review my year, goals I worked on while endeavoring to dream about the new year, it feels right to “let it go”.  

Rare YearFrankly, this review process has been more of a struggle this year.  Dreaming, catching a vision, setting goals is usually energizing for me.  This year, with all of its’ twists and turns, unresolved crises and, yes, disappointments, has taken the wind out of my normally joyful New Year reset.

However, as I have waded into the process of reviewing my life plan, goals accomplished and surprises navigated, I can sense a bit of a breeze start to fill my sails again. 

Here are a few of the goals reached:

  1.  Completed two rounds of Platform University 90 Day Jump Start.  This helped me take this website and over all messaging strategy to a new level.  
  2.  Earned my tail wheel endorsement so when the EAA biplane I am helping build is complete, I can fly it.  
  3.  Read over twenty books, including a complete chronological read of the Bible.  I even memorized the first seven chapters of the Book of Hebrews! 
  4. Although advocating for Mission Aviation Fellowship looked very different this year, with only two live events just before the shutdown began,  advocating continued.  With the internet, zoom, social media and good old phone calls, ample opportunity to share what MAF is doing for the truly isolated people of the world in the midst of a pandemic was had.

A Rare Year Of Blessings

  • Looking back, there is much to be grateful for, such as:
  • My husband had successful spine surgery and is doing great.  This was a big decision anytime, but to navigate the medical realm with COVID in the mix was kind of a big deal.  Whew!
  • Although several extended family members had to deal with with the COVID critter, all are doing well.  
  • We have avoided COVID exposure without being totally reclusive.
  • We have had timely help through the year,  while social distancing. 
  • Progress has been made on one of our house projects
  • The biplane wing ribs are complete. 

A Rare Year For Writing

Here are the Top Five BLOGs you all turned to this year.   Thank you for reading, subscribing and commenting. 

  1.  Being intentional with my gratitude was a theme this year.  I had decided to do this at the first of the year, and it was just the ticket to deal with the emotional toll this year demanded. 

A Strong Antidote For Disappointment – Thanksgiving

2.  I found a new friend through this BLOG.  He googled “Here’s The Rub” for a class he was teaching and found this BLOG post.  How fun!

Curious And Surprising Backstory To “There’s The Rub”

3.  Wisdom the principle thing – another attribute that got a work out this year! 

Preeminent Wisdom – The Principle And First Thing

4.  The more I work on my story, the more I appreciate all stories!  I really like the concept of giving the voiceless a voice.  

Writing Is the Painting Of The Voice

5.  An antidote to the curse of perfectionism.  

Doing Badly In The beginning Is A Start

Happy 2021 to you and Yours in this New Year. 

Where you are reading this from?  Please post in the comments below.  Don’t forget to subscribe!  I have some cool things to bring to you about YOUR story in the coming months. 

I am a former air traffic controller, pilot, Aircoupe owner, married 42 years to a great guy. We live in a 125+ year old historic Victorian, enjoy cats, vintage anything, precious friends. My passion is Giving Lost Stories A Voice – Giving Found Materials Fresh Form and Purpose!

2 thoughts on “A Rare Year In Review – Top Posts for 2020

    1. Yes, all of the distraction and noise from a pandemic and the political realm tried to dominate, so I was encouraged when I actually looked back on the year objectively! I encourage anyone who is feeling unproductive to take an afternoon and review their year. You will be pleasantly surprised!

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