There are so many tools to shed a light on what I have done this past year. Sometimes I would rather the light not be shone. Sometimes I wish the clarity of what is revealed to be of higher contrast. As I see what is revealed I wonder, how could I?, why did I? and what was the point of that?
I don’t want to dwell on the past. But these questions and others, are important when reviewing. If we don’t ask, we don’t learn. And as the saying goes, if we don’t learn from the past we are doomed to repeat it (my paraphrase). George Santayana’s original saying was related to negative events. It can be relevant to positive things, although we probably wouldn’t use the term doomed. But if we know what worked and what was positive we can repeat that too.
And that’s where I find myself today. I have looked back. I have seen what happened. And now I ask myself, so what? I think I might be in my journal for quite some time.