That pile of eraser bits is testament to just how hard I’ve worked to conquer a monumental project that’s been haunting my to-do list since 2008 (hey, who are you calling a procrastinator??). I have FINALLY updated my address book(s). New friends have been added. Addresses of the nomads are current. Names I didn’t recognize have been deleted. My Gmail contacts now match my Mac contacts (thanks to a really nifty $1.99 app in the Mac App Store called Contacts Sync for Google Gmail), which match my old school address book, and even my Christmas card list. It’s probably overkill to have the same addresses in so many places, but it’s virtually impossible to lose them now. If my address book goes AWOL in a move, or my computer’s hard drive crashes, everyone I know is still safely archived on Google’s server. Now the trick is to make changes across the board when new info comes in, instead of editing in one place and neglecting the others…that’s how my cousin’s Christmas card got mailed a couple weeks ago to an address she vacated nearly three years ago. Sorry, Aaryn!
I want to be a writer, yet Henry David Thoreau's cautionary words echo in my brain: "How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." Knowing I have promised to blog daily for the coming year, I am committed to living the next 365 days to the fullest by seizing new opportunities, making old routines less mundane, and immersing myself in the details of ordinary situations. Building these habits will be key to convincing myself that I can legitimately sit down to write a future bestseller!
The Year in Review
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