I’m still trying to figure out my response.
Progress. What am I looking for progress on? True, with the economic slump came a halt in our immediate plans to move to Oregon, but the dream is still alive; I haven't given up on that.
Employment for me has been spotty, with student enrollments causing cancellation of classes, leaving our finances on shaky ground. Do I plan on making my work life more stable by finding a more secure job and income? I am not ready for that commitment just yet, but it may be inevitable.
Our property is coming along nicely. We’ve expanded from around the perimeter of the house to plant trees, vegetables, and flowers on many more sections.
Maybe I envision the progress I’m making on the grounds as part of my 2012 plan.
Or, maybe that much-talked about European trip will finally take place. I want to travel so badly. There are so many places I have yet to see, even right here in my own country. Maybe that’s what I’ll be concentrating on.
Whatever my progress is, I’m excited about what will unfold in this new year. This picture of me and John on this New Year’s Eve
show a couple who have progressed from young marrieds to middle-agers on the cusp of their quarter-century together. The progress of time shows on our faces, but the smiles haven’t faded; for that I am grateful.
What do you see for yourself in 2012? Whatever it is, I hope you attain it. I also hope you have continued health and happiness.
Keep checking my blog and I’ll keep you all updated on my Progress!