As we settle in to 2013 I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the previous year and to look to the year ahead as I set my future goals and plans. I think the best way to accomplish this, as with most things in life, is through Twitter.
I understand the rest of the world went about this process a week ago as we bid farewell to one year and ushered in one anew, but I like to be fashionably late in my life planning. We have a whole year after all. Why rush? I’m also not typically one to make New Year’s Resolutions (which is part of the reason this post is grossly overdue), but this year I did make one. It’s more of a New Year’s Eve tradition, though, than a resolution.
I have big, big plans, people, and it all started as the year was counted down not by Ryan Seacrest but by Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin (which is another New Year’s resolution I’ve resoluted just now). All future New Year’s Eves will be spent with with my gracious cohost and our best friend, Kathy. I’ve had enough of Seacrest. Although I might have to switch over for some of the bizzarre, discordant, ill-conceived performances. Can’t believed I missed Gangham Style. But Psy stopped by CNN’s outpost afterward to meet Kathy and Cooper and it was priceless, perhaps even better than the performance.
But back to my first resolution. I was laying in bed watching Times Square on T.V. and tweeting on my laptop with 2012 moments away from slipping into history when I remembered something. There was cake to be eaten. And a tradition was born.
As for the lessons learned over the past year, I have few (which is another reason this post is more than a week late).
I’m not nearly as smart as Dani at Cloudy With a Chance of Wine, who listed 50 lessons she’d learned over the past year. That’s a lot of learning. She must be super smart. I’m not that smart, but I did learn one very valuable lesson this year, and that is this:
I mean, really, why do we have to spend so much time together? A week? A whole, entire week? That’s way too much togetherness especially when I see them every, single day of my life.
So I did learn something, but there are many, many more I did not. Here, now, are the top 10 things I did not learn.
Top 10 of the Many Things I Did Not Learn in 2012 List
- How to turn off the ringer on my iPhone
- How to manage social media and still raise a family
- What the purpose of Pinterest is and why we can’t just have one social media site because I don’t have time for all this
- How to write quickly and manage my time effectively
- How to code
- Korean so I can sing along with Gangnam Style
- When cell phones became a crucial part of childhood
- How to write all posts in list form
- How to get my husband to read my blog
- How to embed anything
I’m not a computer programmer. How am I expected to do all this? And I always wonder how everyone else seems to do it all. Does everyone in the world know how to code except me? I do know one thing, though, my kids better start learning web design in school right quick. It’s my only hope.
In looking to the days ahead and all the promise the new year holds, I think there is one tweet that truly captures the sentiment for 2013. Renee said it best when she tweeted:
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