An opening sentence like that conjures up all kinds of things that need to be overcome. It takes you to the tasks that have been ignored and promises to “Get ‘r Done!”
My though on all this? Don’t be foolish. Yes, it’s another year; and yes, it’s an opportunity to wipe the slate clean or complete what has been glossed over. The last day of December rolls into the first day of January. The mind moves forward with unified vision of challenges or goals, and how you have decided to take them on.
I am embracing some challenges that include only ME. These projects I welcome to my realm, will not only jump start the brain, there is also the chance to rest and relax. Oh, there is the everyday stuff that will continue to pop in and create a twist in my plans, but I see them as an opportunity to see who I am.
My new challenges include writing more, reading more, creating more. That’s nothing new, you might think, so what’s the big deal?
The reading side, while it is something I do when I feel the need, now comes with a codicil of finishing twelve books over the year and posting a review on Goodreads (where I am a member author). This, too might not seem like a heavy lift, but in all honesty, reading the books is not the challenge, it’s taking the time to write the reviews. From a published author’s point of view, I know it is one thing that readers seldom take the time to do, and it only takes but a few minutes.
Creating more? Like I need to add this to my repertoire! The creativity side always has plans to design, build and complete. It may be a simple as finishing a quilt, deciding which flowers to start in the greenhouse or taking more pictures. It’s an internal permission to let the imagination and soul wander to the places it has missed going to.
What are your plans for you, this year?
Author, Photographer, Lover of Life