2014 A Year in Review

At the start of the year, I published a post on my plan for 2014. While I didn’t specify my list of goals, I shared that my word for 2014 “Nourish”. In September, I wrote about how I wasn’t getting very far with my list of goals, but that I wasn’t going to let it get me down.


Looking back at my goals for 2014, I haven’t achieved many. In fact, I’ve only achieved 3:
I’ve continued with my taiko lessons
I’ve visited another South East Asian country (Philippines)
I’ve learnt about the Paleo diet (not that I’ve actually followed it. I’ve just learnt about it!)

But when I wrote our Christmas newsletter, I discovered that we had achieved a lot.
I might not have read 50 books this year- as per my goal, but I have read nearly half. Which is significantly more than previous years.
I might not have ‘scrapbooked’ 2013 as per my goal, but I have scrapped 15 new pages this year, they’re just not from 2013!
I might not have visited 15 new places in Japan, but I have visited at least 15 new places in total this year.
I might not have done a course on nutrition, but I have done two Japanese cooking lessons.

So I might not have done what I planned to do in 2014, but I have achieved a lot. Our marriage has grown this year, I am happier with how I am parenting, as I feel a lot more patient with the children on the whole and enjoying being a Mum and I am starting to master the never ending task of keeping house.
While 2014 hasn’t gone how I planned it to be, it has been a good one on the whole.

Thank you, Lord.

How has your year been?

About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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