Okay, let’s try to keep this short and sweet, because it’s about to be 2019 and I will have things to do in 2019.
This is a summary, so forgive me if I leave out a few details. Currently, a full transcript of Things I Did In 2018 is unavailable. (2018 isn’t completely over yet anyway. Duh.)
Things I Did In 2018:
- I stopped automatically writing 2017 on all paperwork, documents, and checks sometime around my birthday. In February.
- I moved east of the Mississippi River. I began to understand and appreciate the value of playing Tetris for hours at a time during my formative years once I had to downsize. (Come over sometime and take a look at my closets. I tried not to hum Russian music faster and faster as the piles of boxes climbed up the walls when I was unpacking.)
- I took more photos. That’s what photographers do.
- I wrote more stuff. That’s what writers do.
- I wrote lists. That’s what really meticulous people do.
- I left grocery stores with a lot more than what was originally on those lists. That’s what hungry shoppers will do.
- I decided not to make any resolutions for 2019. That’s mainly for self-esteem purposes, because it’s a little bit demoralizing to find yourself cancelling a gym membership on January 3.
- I didn’t win the lottery, but I don’t know anyone who did, so that’s not really a big deal.
- I stopped watching as much television. I don’t really feel any smarter, but I don’t feel as though I’ve missed out on much, either.
I probably left out a few things, like what I had for breakfast on April 12 or how long I waited on my last oil change, but I’m working on brevity in my writing since we live in a 140-characters-or-less kind of world these days.
Happy New Year!