I needed a calendar last year. (2019) So I finally decided to make one of those personalized Shutterfly calendars. But I kinda sucked at it and it ended up having all this random blank space, so instead of fixing the format I just decided to fill it full of month-to-month predictions. You know, just what I thought maybe we would be doing in July or October or whatever. And honestly, it kept us all entertained all year!
So now (2020) I decided to look over just how many of my monthly predictions came true and how many did not.
I posted them here, so you could see each one:
“See a lot of Uncle Jeremy”
After we really started to struggle with The Residency, Dan’s brother came down for a couple of weeks to help out.
My brother Collin had an Arizona trip planned so that we could meet Donjeta (his then-girlfriend, now wife). They had to cancel last minute due to an unexpected surgery and we didn’t meet her until March
“Deal with difficulties at work”
We terminated our residency in March.
“Jack will suddenly like nursery”
My painfully shy firstborn did not want to be babysat. He did not want to run off and play at the playground. And he REALLY did not want to go to my church’s nursery class. Then one morning in April, just like I dreamed… he decided he was over that phase. And none of that stuff was a problem anymore.
“Have a hard time potty training, but a surprisingly easy time transitioning boys to new beds”
They both still suck. Casey transitioned easily.
“Have successfully made it through residency and start the job hunt”
Already had the job
“Be trying to extend the contract on our apartment”
We briefly considered leaving our apartment and renting a house but ultimately signed a lease renewal in early August
“Be going to Utah for a wedding”
Both my brother and close friend ended up choosing August for their Utah weddings
“Casey will be walking”
Casey took his first steps in September
“Have a breakthrough with a writing career”
“We will be cooking Thanksgiving ourselves”
Dan worked on Thanksgiving so we stayed in Arizona. I wasn’t even going to cook a Thanksgiving meal but caved the day before.
“We will move into a house”
But December is when we decided to become serious about the home search process
Pretty interesting. I got it about half right. 50/50 chance your random prediction will come true! I ordered another Shutterfly calendar for 2020 with 12 more predictions. So tune in next year to see if the 50% still holds up…