So it’s 6:21 p.m. on 12/30/12 and I’m sitting at my desk relaxing with an iced cold Corona, getting geared up to write my last blog of 2012.  And I think I’ll make it a bit more personal than I typically do.  Indulge me, will you?

When I think of 2012, my head is spinning.  My GOSH what a year it has been – I’ve learned so much.  I think I’ve boiled it down to this:

Jill’s Top 10 Lessons Learned in 2012

Lesson #10: Don’t rely only on what I’ve mastered in the past to serve me in the future

Lesson #9: Time with family and friends trump anything that I might get done in those extra few days on the road

Lesson #8: Don’t listen to people who would like me to go against my gut

Lesson#7: Life is all about timing

Lesson #6: When people tell me or show me who they are, believe them

Lesson #5: Change in schools takes time and capacity takes even longer

Lesson #4: Discipline isn’t a bad word – it’s actually the key to success

Lesson #3: There really isn’t such a thing as balance, just a thing called ‘contentment’

Lesson #2: Not everyone is going at my pace so, kindly, give them time

Lesson #1: If it’s not about people, it’s not about much

Here’s what I have to look forward to in 2013:

  • My 40th birthday in March – eek!
  • Birthday celebration in Palm Springs in April
  • A girls trip to Lake Arrowhead – spa treatments and sleeping in galore!
  • Hanging with the fam in Jackson Hole
  • Re-committing to my daily exercise habit (not a resolution, though – those are meant to be broken!)
  • Looking for a new abode that will house our offices!
  • Decorating said house and offices!
  • Organizing my time by task, instead of an unending to-do list
  • Researching and choosing a service organization to partner with
  • Oh…and did I mention that I’m publishing not one, but TWO books this year?  YAY!

And even if none of these things come to pass, I will still be blessed and content…and I pray the same for you.

So, let’s raise a glass to what’s to come…