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    Farewell 2010

    Last day of 2010.

    Time to look back, to look forward.  Time to sum up the year's events, either personally or professionally, and to assess the prospects for the coming year.  Despite the change in calendar affording none of us sudden and remarkable new perspective or insight.

    I suppose for me, like many, 2010 was not the best year, certainly not one that played out as expected or desired. But I am not sure that it is really all that important or necessary to sort it all out, to evaluate or interpret the events that transpired within the boundary of an artificial construct of the calendar.

    I think sometimes we do ourselves a disservice with the need to summarize, to compartmentalize, to decode the events, relationships, or desires of our lives using externally devised deadlines.

    Sure, it is the last day of 2010. But today, I am not sure I want to attempt to decipher 2010 and plan 2011.

    Today I think I want to watch the snow fall. (Email and RSS subscribers may need to click through)

    For the folks that have spent some time here in 2010, I offer my sincere thanks. I am very appreciative and grateful that you have decided to spend some of your valuable energy and attention here with me. 

    I wish you a 2011 that is everything you dream it will be.

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    Reader Comments (6)

    It was definitely a mixed year. Here's to a great 2011!

    December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Schroeder

    I wrote on my blog today about my best moment in 2011 and it was my son's first touchdown in his life. When I thought through the year that was 2010, because I'm one of those people who is conditioned to do it, I did have another great moment that came to mind. You were there. It was in June, sitting atop Little Round Top. Listening to the whispers in the trees and thinking of all the men that fought there was one of the most moving experiences of my life. It made me realize that when there is something worth fighting for, there is no turning back. In fact, you must charge ahead! Glad we could share that one. Happy New Year.

    December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrish McFarlane

    @Laura - It sure was. Thanks for stopping by this year, it is very much appreciated.

    @Trish - The Gettysburg Leadership Experience was definitely a high point of the year. I think the walk across and up the hill at the scene of Pickett's Charge was the part that resonated with me the most. Impossible to comprehend that day, that battle, that seemingly insane sacrifice. Very moving.

    December 31, 2010 | Registered CommenterSteve

    2010 was some of your best writing...have you considered that fact ?
    Happy New Year Steve!

    January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie brown

    Thanks Debbie - I appreciate that! Happy New Year!

    January 2, 2011 | Registered CommenterSteve

    This blog post is featured in the January 5 Carnival of HR: http://ls-workgirl.blogspot.com/2011/01/january-5-carnival-of-hr-reflections.html

    January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Schroeder

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