There is nothing really special about New Year’s day. We add 1 to the number that represents the year, life goes on, and somewhere around March we start writing the dates correctly on our checks. (Assuming we still write checks ). But regardless of the total arbitrariness of the day, it is still a great time to reflect on the past 12 months and make plans and goals for the next.
Here I have listed a few of my reflections on the past year, and my goals and aspirations for the next.
Highlights of 2011:
- Record attendance at the best American Atheists convention ever, at which my husband and I signed on as life members.
- My first time to attend Skepticon!
- Kentucky Secular Society was granted official non-profit status from the IRS (even after some rather humourous questions in their letter requesting further information).
- For the first time, we hosted the family Thanksgiving at my house, and I roasted my first turkey. And was very pleased with how it turned out.
- And, of course, the word did not end nor did the rapture happen, much to the disappointment of the followers of Harold Camping.
My Goals and Aspirations for 2012:
- Getting my vision corrected with Lasik in January! For once I will be able to see clearly as soon as my eyes open in the morning. That is something I have not had since before I was eight years old, and I am excited.
- Attend the Reason Rally in March!
- Attend Skepticon V.
- Continue to write more in the blog. For most of 2011 I neglected to write much of anything, but I have started to turn this around in December. I intend to continue to write frequently using series such as “Why I am an Atheist” and in dialogue with other bloggers such as The Warrioress.
- In general to focus more on the positive and uplifting in my inner thought life, and less on the negative.
Here’s to a happy, sucessful, prosperous, godless New Year!