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Annual Review of 2013: It’s All About Feeling Good

by Dr. Christopher on December 31, 2013

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ~Elwyn Brooks

I didn’t do an annual review for 2012.heartonmirror

Life, it seems, has its own course, whether I’m at the wheel, or not.

Although I did do one for 2010 and 2011, following Chris Guillebeau’s lead.  I found that reading other people’s annual reviews helped me do mine.

My sincere hope is that you wear my annual review shoes in order to walk the path you want for your life in 2014.

The transparent reason for not doing an annual review (or even writing much) is that I’ve had no energy for the process over the past couple of years.  A large part of me wants to crawl in a hole and just be in it.  Or run to nature like Christopher McCandless did (true story).

Sign posts along life’s path (like the picture above) point me in the right direction again.  I’ll explain more below.

Serving others has been my life purpose for as long as I can remember.  The problem is that I’ve never served myself.  As the constant teacher time always reminds me, you can only love others as big as you love yourself.

Nonetheless, I seem to have a mid-life crisis every year.  It’s common enough that I’m now calling it my mid-month crisis.

Without it, how would I ever know whether I’m ever on the right road or path?

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