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I stumbled upon this idea through a bullet journaling blog. I hope it's okay to tweak it a bit for our use here at TWTM.

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I'll post a different prompt each day to help you reflect on 2017.

 

Since we're already on Dec 3, I'll post the first three prompts today.

 

Dec 1st - Something that was new to you in 2017

Dec 2nd - 2017 summed up in three words

Dec 3rd - Your favorite memory of 2017

 

 

Edited to add: For those of you who are posting that 2017 was less than stellar and I 'like' your post, please know that I am not at all liking that you had a tough year but I am liking that you posted and you should consider yourself hugged.

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Dec 1st - Something that was new to you in 2017:  Bullet journaling, a new job, 4.0 tennis, new tennis racquet


 


Dec 2nd - 2017 summed up in three words: Growth, change, heartbreaking


 


Dec 3rd - Your favorite memory of 2017 - there are many to choose from but my favorite was watching my tennis team receive the sportsmanship award


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1- Something new- teaching other people's kids- I've done a bit in the past here and there(with Scouts and hs'ers) but this year I did training for Children's yoga and taught in schools, yesterday I did an all-day class for Scouts (communication), I've never taught a class of that length. I've truly enjoyed it, it has made me think I'd want that for a second career but the bureaucracy of education is really offputting!

 

2- I'm not feeling all that optimistic at this point so I'd say- tears (good and bad- I don't generally cry, at all, but I've cried buckets this year), stress, and change- it's been a roller coaster year

 

3- too personal to share

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Dec 1st - for something new, I went to a hot air balloon festival. It was so thrilling. I can see how people are enamored with them.

 

Dec 2nd - My 2017 three word summary would be, "Finding good health." Haven't found it yet.

 

Dec 3rd - My favorite memory was my two little ones performing in a talent show. Kid 4 kept climbing down from the stage to give me hugs and kisses, and Kid 3 looked like he was having the time of his life grooving to the music. I was laughing so hard tears ran down my face. These are my last babies so I'm enjoying every moment.

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This is really fun! Thank you Scoutermom!

 

Dec 1st - Something that was new to you in 2017: Seeing the full eclipse in August!

 

Dec 2nd - 2017 summed up in three words: Reluctantly adjusting. .  finally.

 

Dec 3rd - Your favorite memory of 2017: Seeing my niece graduate from George Washington in DC.

 

Alley

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Thanks for this idea. I think this will be something I do with the kids, too, I think reflection and reliving [some] of our memories would be a good exercise, especially since next year is going to be a lot of change. Starting to cement the good memories may help the move coming up. 

 

Dec 1st - Something that was new to you in 2017: Lighthearted fun thing: First time making sushi! Well, rolls, like California rolls and the like. 

Dec 2nd - 2017 summed up in three words: By God's grace.

Dec 3rd - Your favorite memory of 2017: Kitty was born  :001_wub:  

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Something that was new to you in 2017: Fairly new job - started late 2016.

2017 summed up in three words: Sooo much better than 2016 :)

Your favorite memory of 2017: Several days spent in a cottage by the sea with a family with young kids next door, the ocean, the seals, the wind, the salty air...

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Dec 1st - Something that was new to you in 2017


Greatly reduced outside work, greatly increased creative work. I'm liking it.


 


Dec 2nd - 2017 summed up in three words


Write, write, rewrite


 


Dec 3rd - Your favorite memory of 2017


Teaching my boys to flip their kayaks in the creek, totally impromptu lesson, and drove home completely soaked and happy.


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Dec 1st - Something that was new to you in 2017

Flying by myself after a solo vacation

 

Dec 2nd - 2017 summed up in three words

Found my voice

 

Dec 3rd - Your favorite memory of 2017

Taking all my kids to Disneyland separately. This one goes with Dec. 2. We don't go to Disneyland because dh doesnt like it. Well, I do and I took all my kids, some for the first time. <3

 

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I think my memory is failing.  These are "security questions I'll never remember the answer to" level difficulty.

 

Dec 1st - Something that was new to you in 2017 - I had three kids in three different sports during one season.  I'm still recovering.

 

Dec 2nd - 2017 summed up in three words - Increasingly Socially Awkward

 

Dec 3rd - Your favorite memory of 2017 - I honestly don't know of any one thing.  Probably all the hilarious things DS4 has said.  None of which I can remember right off the top of my head, but I can go through my texts later and find some of the gems.

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Dec 1 -- Something new -- weekly injection med for my RA and massages for chronic migraines :(

 

Dec 2 -- 3 words -- Just Keep Swimming

 

Dec 3 --  Favorite memory -- screaming into the phone as my brother informed me that I'm *finally* going to be an aunt!  :party:

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Something new: Having kids old enough to be able to go out to dinner without getting a babysitter. Life-changing!

 

Summed up in three words: Not enough time

 

Favorite memory: Not one in particular, but a whole bunch from a 10 day trip we took to California in May. Yosemite and Joshua Tree were the stand-outs as far as memories but lots of other places were amazing also. 

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Dec 1st - Something that was new to you in 2017 - Learning German

Dec 2nd - 2017 summed up in three words -  :chillpill:   :driving:  :willy_nilly: 

Dec 3rd - Your favorite memory of 2017 - Being in the path of totality to witness the eclipse with my my family 

 

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Dec 3rd - Your favorite memory of 2017

Taking all my kids to Disneyland separately. This one goes with Dec. 2. We don't go to Disneyland because dh doesnt like it. Well, I do and I took all my kids, some for the first time. <3

 

This is seriously impressive. Wow.

 

Alley

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Dec 1st - Something that was new to you

Art, drawing, painting. I never in my life thought that I could make something that barely resembles what it is supposed to :lol: I get it in a way that I never thought I was capable of.

 

Dec 2nd - 2017 summed up in three words

That's hard! How about... Kids Growing Up. 😢 this year my youngest turned 4 and night toilet trained etc. I've never had a 'my youngest turned 4' moment before!

 

Dec 3rd - Your favorite memory of 2017

Hmmm, probably a general memory of all hanging out on our property on the weekend, working together in the sunshine.

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I like this idea! 

 

Dec 1st - Something that was new to you in 2017

New house

 

Dec 2nd - 2017 summed up in three words

LOTS of change

 

 

Dec 3rd - Your favorite memory of 2017

Teaching my kids to navigate the waves in Laguna Beach. We got to spend a week in a beachfront cottage and it was HEAVEN.

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Dec 1 st . AAR why hadn't I found out about this before

 

Dec2 nd. This year sucks

 

Dec 3 rd I don't have a faveroute memory can we please get this year over as I don't think I can handle any more of it

This was my 2010. I remember posting on FB that I couldn't wait for 2010 to be over. Several friends replied how 2010 had been awesome for them (common thread- they had all had babies). If felt like a punch in the gut. I didn't want to hear about other people's legitimately good year, I just wanted people to acknowledge that I had good reason to be DONE with 2010.

 

So, Melissa, here's to the close of 2017. Wishing you, and all others who have had a sh*tty year, a quiet December and a much better 2018.

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1. Too much newness RE DH job changes. But Positive newness? New small group at a new church. Real solid people who love God.

 

2. Is it over?

 

3. Going on a cruise to Mexico last Spring- things have been so tight financially and uncertain job wise but we decided to go on a trip anyway with the kids. And wow- I’m so so so glad we did. It really shifted and broke something in DH and I- we both look back on it as the start of flickers of hope returning.

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Something new - my four oldest are in public school and my three oldest are in sports (football is over, but now basketball for the girls and wrestling for the boy)

 

Three words - Change, Peace, Fun

 

Favorite memory - tough one because there are so many!! Taking the kids to the Pittsburgh Zoo twice, the Pirates vs. Brewers game, and Hershey Park. Is that three memories...? Oh well.

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I love this idea!

 

New: drinking coffee! I didn't think the world was ready for Angie on coffee, but I was wrong. Oh, what I missed for so.many.years! Oh, and I re-entered the work force. Still adjusting to that. 

 

3 words: empty nest + back injury (sorry, I needed 4)

 

Best memory: our first visit (this year) to our kids' college. Ds is a freshman.

 

We went to a play on campus w/ dd, and then went to the school's football game. Ds had work to do for the game, but we did see him early in the game and then he had a break and came over to sit w/ us for a bit late in the game.

 

He sat down next to ME. That meant the world to me, since the last few years were pretty rocky b/t the two of us. I quickly changed seats so he was between me and DH. I asked if I could hug him (twice: once when we first saw him early in the game and then when he sat w/ us - and I asked permission both times so as not to embarrass him) and he let me. I teared up writing this paragraph. 

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Love this thread!

 

Dec 1st - Something that was new to you in 2017 - DS 12 choosing to take on a regular role in our family business.  So proud!!!

Dec 2nd - 2017 summed up in three words - Try, Try Again.

Dec 3rd - Your favorite memory of 2017 - Traveling for a week with my father on an adventure to pick up our new puppy.  So nice to have time for just the two of us, like we did when I was a kid. 

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I stumbled upon this idea through a bullet journaling blog. I hope it's okay to tweak it a bit for our use here at TWTM.

--

I'll post a different prompt each day to help you reflect on 2017.

 

Since we're already on Dec 3, I'll post the first three prompts today.

 

Dec 1st - Something that was new to you in 2017

Dec 2nd - 2017 summed up in three words

Dec 3rd - Your favorite memory of 2017

 

 

Edited to add: For those of you who are posting that 2017 was less than stellar and I 'like' your post, please know that I am not at all liking that you had a tough year but I am liking that you posted and you should consider yourself hugged.

 

New to me--Bullet journals (although I discovered it in Sept of 2016), it really helped me to organize my time and thoughts this year

 

3 words--"Bright, positive and happy" were my words of the year and I found that it was a great focus and kept me inputting things that kept me positive and in a good mood rather than being run down by how busy it was.

 

Favorite memory--Teaching my youngest daughter how to sew her own clothes so she could finally have the clothes she wanted to wear.

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I've been thinking about these questions since you first posted them. I don't know if I have a clear answer to them, but I'll try.

 

Dec 1st - Something that was new to you in 2017: Learning to enjoy cooking with a meal service. I've always hated cooking but now that we're eating what I consider to be real meals, my feelings have changed. 

 

Dec 2nd - 2017 summed up in three words: challenging, learning, anxious

 

Dec 3rd - Your favorite memory of 2017: I really had an unremarkable year for memories, so I can't answer this one.

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