Why has it taken me a month to write about this? I have been sick with a horrid case of the flu (it's been going around) and I have not been able to kick it. So, here we go!
Do you have parents like mine that would have you write down resolutions when you were younger on New Year’s Eve? Mine even went as far as to take ours and seal them in envelopes… Never to be seen again. They probably ended up in the trash at some point. What does this mean? I have no idea if I ever fulfilled my resolution of marrying Jonathan Taylor Thomas. HA!
I haven’t made resolutions for myself in years. Mostly because I don’t think I would follow through on any of them. What I do write for myself now, are goals. I tend to work better if I have something solid to work towards. A resolution that I’ll go to the gym more may not happen. But, a goal that I can work towards seems doable.
I like my goals have a time limit. Like wanting to pay off a bill by a certain date, or finish writing a screenplay by year’s end. Giving myself a deadline gives me an extra push to get it done. Sometimes I don’t meet that deadline, but as long as I continue to work towards it, I know I’m on the right track and I don’t beat myself up over it. I write everything down in my planner and since I am a visual person, I post pictures on my cork board all year that serve as a daily reminder of what I'm working towards. To see how to put together your own Vision Board, see this post.
One of my goals this year is to build the audience for this site! I want to write about what matters to YOU and create a safe (and happy) space to come read, share, and learn. So I need your help to make this happen! Whenever I’m on the right track, share the page with your community. If you want to hear about something specific, send me an email. If you have questions, ask in the comments. I love creating these posts so I want to be sure you love reading them just as much.