Do you guys do this? You get so many ideas and lists and to dos going in your head, but each time one gets crossed off another dozen crop up. Cross those off, and somehow there are even more.
Or the list gets so long you just end up staring out the window.
That’s not just me, is it?
My brain is rotten. #fact
I recently downloaded this worksheet called “Loose Ends Brain Dump 2016.” The goal of the sheet is to get everything out of your head that’s rattling around and down onto paper. It’s a simple list, but on the right side of each line are four circles: Completed, Scheduled, Recorded, and–this one knocked my socks off–Let go.
Dogs serve as amazing role models for that, don’t they?
So, let go. That’s sort of the theme, the concept that’s swirling around in my head right now. 2016 was a shit year, I think for many of us, and I’m ready to let go. Move on. Make progress.
It’s fashionable this last week of the year for bloggers to recap the preceding year… but I kinda don’t wanna.
It feels anti-let-go.
This is also anti-let-go but in a fun way:
I will say that my top posts this year have been consistent. Every single week, the most trafficked posts are the posts I’ve shared about Cooper’s head tremors, indoor activities for winter boredom, and the recent DIY bitter apple spray.
As much I love telling stories and strive to be a storyteller in this space, I’m thrilled to be able to provide a service to those people who are looking for answers. I hope my work helps!
All that said, my plan for 2017 is to let go of five things:
- Let go of training goals designed to “make” Cooper more comfortable doing things I want him to do (like, going out in public…) and focus instead on training that makes him happy and improves our bond. And running. Lots more running.
- Let go of feeling sad when Emmett falls and focus instead on gratitude that he’s here and he’s happy.
- Let go of those super long lists that never get any smaller. (Honestly, this is a pipe dream. But. I’ll try?)
- Let go of wasting time scrolling and refreshing the internet and focus instead on time with my family.
- Let go of guilt for missing the mark on any of the above. Well. Try to. Or think about it, anyway.
Not much of a year-end recap, eh? 🙂
I’ll be back next week with stories and more! We have some big news coming in 2017, plus I want to share some of the details about points 1 and 2 above… running and training with Coop, Emmett’s acupuncture, and so on.
If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed like I have, I encourage you to make a “Let Go” list, too. See if that alleviates some of the burden.
Or, share here: What do YOU plan to let go of for 2017?
It’s only two days away…
Cheers to a New Year, and I’ll see ya in 2017!