21 for 21 Wrap-Up

Mary Swan-Bell
5 min readDec 27, 2021

Hello, last week of 2021. While it was happening, especially the last month, this year felt inordinately long. Looking at this list, I’m wondering how it is already almost gone. I feel like I just wrote this, but here I am reviewing it feeling buoyed by my accomplishments and slightly disappointed by the shortcomings. So, here’s my 21 for 2021 wrap-up:

1. Go kayaking. Nope. I did, however, watch my friends kayak in the beautiful blue waters of the Florida Keys.

2. Watch more sunsets. Every chance I got, including the most spectacular sunset and moonrise in the middle of the ocean.

3. Practice writing a novel. In fact, I wrote a little over 20,000 words and had great fun working on it. Maybe I’ll revisit it one day. In the meantime, real life took over, as it does, and my writing dealt more with what was happening in my actual world and less with activities in an imaginary one.

4. Visit Chloe and Joe more. We’ve spent lots of time visiting with them and even had a little getaway to celebrate our boy’s 21st birthday.

5. Speak lovingly to myself and others. I got better. And I’ll continually strive to be intentionally loving with my words…

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Mary Swan-Bell

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