Looking Forward


This week has made me realize that looking back at certain things is counterproductive. That said, I’m going to look forward. At work we are preparing for our triennial accreditation site visit. For many a site visit is a new experience and for others it is old news. I could look back at other visits but the point is that this visit is the only one that matters. We will take care of the business at hand knowing that we do a good job. At work we are coming to the end of the Organizational Analysis and Design Process (OAD). This has been difficult and time consuming. It will no doubt be a relief for the whole department when it has been finalized and rolled out. I am looking forward to the day when it is implemented. I am also preparing for a much needed vacation. My hope is that the trip and visit will be wonderful. It will certainly be filled with family and friends. As I look forward I am busy with the preparations – both at home and at work. Looking forward has me eagerly anticipating warmer weather. The garden has been planted with peas, beans, tomatoes, and some of my beloved basil! I love fresh basil. Our church has had a resurgence in members. We may have to increase to 3 Masses on Sundays due to crowding. We are looking forward to the parish picnic which may again be a HUGE affair. On the horizon are opportunities both growth – personal, spiritual, professional, and educational. It is going to be an exciting year. I’m going to look forward, pay it forward, and be forward thinking.

11 thoughts on “Looking Forward

  1. You are so correct – looking back is often counterproductive! A sign I need to print out and hang as a constant reminder! I’m sure your vacation will be wonderful indeed after all the hard work! It seems you have many things to look forward to and reading your post made me immediately ask myself what I have to look forward to. The answer: I look forward to getting my art room organized and doing some art! Thank you for the positive post and the lovely flowers :-). peace always

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  2. You are so right about looking back! It IS often counterproductive!

    YAY for all the things you are looking forward to! Enjoy each and every one of them AND may there be some positive, good, happy surprise you don’t even know about yet! πŸ™‚

    How wonderful to hear about your church growing in people/souls! πŸ™‚

    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚
    PS…Yay for Summer to be here soon! And especially the garden veggies! πŸ™‚

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    1. There are those who only look back and miss what is right in front of them. There are those who only look forward and repeat the same mistakes over and over. There is a happy middle where we look back and then look forward – gives perspective and context by looking back but the secret is to keep moving forward… I had dinner with xangan friends tonight. No matter how xanga is now, I am thankful for the wonderful people I’ve met through that online blogging site. I’m looking back waving and then stepping forward here on WordPress. Life is good!

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      1. Yes, I agree! I have some amazing friends today because of Xanga!
        We remember the positive from those years and move forward. πŸ™‚
        I’m so glad you are here on WP! I’ve been over 5 years now and I have found only nice people here…former Xangans, and I’ve made some new friends! πŸ™‚

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        1. I’m hoping to reconnect – so many left xanga (or were evicted) and I miss that sense of community and the interaction. With all the potential for predators on the internet I never met a xangan in person that I didn’t like… I do believe in the goodness of people despite the negativity in the news.

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