Campfire Reflections of 2021

Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!

Today is a day of benchmarking and reflecting on the year. I am not sure if the new year will allow it on the right date. (If there is a right date)

At the beginning of the year, I resolved to live for God, improve my skills and get a better job, create a garden club, lose 30 pounds and walk 50 miles in 24 hours.

I didn’t get all that done; here’s what really happened.

January- Got Covid

February- Lost 17 pounds. ( I lost a total of 30 this year and kept 20 off)

March- Got A New Job As A Volunteer Coordinator

April- Learned A Little About Empathy And Had My Gall Bladder Removed.

May- Began Learning About Pottery And Processing Raw Material For The Art

June- Celebrated Our 17th Anniversary By Wilderness Backpacking

July- We Patched Up A Duck That Took On A Dog

August- I Try My Hand At Forging

September- The Pottery Starts Looking Good

October-Was Spent In Reflection And Nothing Was Posted

Very Few Did. Thanks For Checking On Me Friends!

November-I wrote What I Love About My Beloved

December- I Advocated For My Beloved

Did I meet any of my goals? Not really, but I think I was a good steward of my time.

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

16 thoughts on “Campfire Reflections of 2021

  1. kagould17 says:

    A busy year indeed and one that was fraught with trials, for sure. Wishing you a fulfilling 2022 Benjamin. Allan

  2. Hobbo says:

    Blimey, what an eventful year you have had. I’m exhausted just reading it. Hope that 2022 brings you some pleasant surprises, Benjamin.

  3. Omatra7 says:

    Wow quite the year for you and your family!!

    2022 hopefully will bring you many blessings – I have a feeling will be better year for all of us ??

    And life makes us learn lessons 🤨🙄 I do not like those lessons / but they do teach us things and maybe brighten the world eventually ? 🙏🙏


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