We can plan and plan, but life always has a plan of its own. Sometimes things come up that take you off course of your own goals, and sometimes that is for the better. When you look back at the things you accomplish, you may notice that sometimes things happen that you hadn’t planned on, opportunities “knocked” and you opened the door.
Here are some things that I accomplished this year that I hadn’t planned on:
Continuing Education Program – I had the opportunity to develop and teach a 4-week beginning genealogy class through my local community college.
FGS committee – I was asked to participate on a committee with FGS. It was a lot of fun and great to meet and work with some genealogists that I really admire and respect.
Gold Star – I had the surprise and pleasure of earning a gold star from Elizabeth Shown Mills’ Advanced Methods course at IGHR.
Legacy Quick Guides – I had the opportunity to write five legacy quick guides, which was an amazing experience. They are:
- Researching the Family Legend
- Establishing Genealogical Proof
- Anatomy of a Birth Record
- Anatomy of a Marriage Record
- Anatomy of a Death Record (Coming soon)
Sometimes the goals you don’t plan turn out to be some of the best accomplishments you didn’t plan for. Take a look back over your year and see what you’ve done you didn’t plan on. You might be pleasantly surprised.