Day 2191: Personal 10 Best and Worst of 2018

Because I think New Year’s resolutions can be the worst, my best way of  marking the New Year is to compile my personal 10 Best and 10 Worst lists for the year.  What’s best about that ritual is that it allows me to look back over the past year in a useful way, getting some closure as we move into the brand new year.

Because I don’t want to dwell on the worst, I think it’s best that I share only my personal 10 Best of 2018 (in alphabetical order):





Health of those I love

Home near the ocean

Iceland/Edinburgh trip


Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy (inc. becoming President)

Original songs

There were so many bests this year,  the cats didn’t even make it on the list.  Although, maybe it’s best that I include them in the “Health of those I love” or in “Friends.”

Here are my best and worst photos from yesterday:

If you can’t read any of those photos, it’s best that you click on them to enlarge.

My son Aaron thinks that the first song I wrote is still my best.  Here it is:

I don’t know if I agree that “I Don’t Like You” is my best, but it’s certainly not my worst.

If you want to share your personal  best and/or worst of 2018, it’s best you do so in the comments section, below.

Every time I post, I do my best to thank all who help me blog every day and — of course! — YOU.  Happy New Year!


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36 thoughts on “Day 2191: Personal 10 Best and Worst of 2018

  1. Congratulations on all the great things in your life, Ann. Here’s to a wonderful 2019. Happy New Year, my friend!

  2. i love this kind of list, thanks for sharing it with us. your first photo looks like a painting and i love your first song. happy new year and here’s to another year of bests

  3. Thank you Ann, for always being here and being the best at helping thinking things through. πŸ™‚ Happy new year!

  4. Debbie Terman

    Congratulations on completing another year of daily blogging!

  5. I was hoping Iceland would make the list. I enjoyed taking that trip with you, vicariously. Happy New Year!

  6. A simple list is always the best, I think. My best was when the rains came and we could finally breath again in California.

  7. Even your worst ranks among the best so a list of only ten seems like hardly enough, but I’m very glad it’s been such a good year and I hope the year to come brings even better bests.

  8. Great best list, I hope 2019 is an amazing year filled with joy and happiness and more ups then downs

  9. Happy New Year

  10. Here’s to an even better 2019! Happy new year!

  11. well, your song just made my top 10 list of best things so far for this year! Wishing you a happy new year! πŸ™‚

  12. Happy Mew Year to you, Ann. May you continue to be blessed with all the things that made you glad.

  13. …and I DO like YOU! πŸ™‚ Still as funny and true as ever — both you and your first song. My personal best was giving myself a birthday gift for my 75th birthday–a piano coach! It’s the one thing I most want to do before I die — improve my confidence at the keyboard, and play my heart out.
    Happy New Year!

  14. Hi Ann, I absolutely adored your song!!!! And I have enjoyed coming and visiting you over the past year, when I can – you always put a smile on my face. Thank-you Ann – for being the best!!!!!

  15. Love the song, and all the kittens and otters!! Your posts are the best because they always put a smile on my face:-)

  16. Those kittens are so cute!

  17. I don’t make resolutions, either, but I really like the way you make your lists! I think that’s a great tradition and I’m going to follow suit! I love all your songs, Ann. I think they are clever and well-composed, and I just admire your ability to perform them! πŸ™‚ Now I’m off to make my lists!

  18. Pingback: Day 2592: New Year’s Eve | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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