Time to Start Again

Sometimes I have a problem with follow-through. I get off to a great start, but I never get around to an end. It was the one thing I found difficult about creative writing assignments, the ending.

I also have a problem of trying to find rules to follow for everything, so I’m sure I’m doing whatever I’m doing “right”. Trying to read all the advice and “do’s and don’ts” lists so I won’t make so grand mistake. The problem with that is I end up trying to sound like someone else, trying to sound perfect, instead of just writing like me.

You may or may not have noticed my attempt to end posts with a question, use at least one picture per post, and a host of other things the “experts” say you must do to have a good blog. That’s not me. I don’t care about being “internet famous” (or any other kind of famous for that matter). I want to do what I do, how I do it, and let that be that.

I’m trying to apply that kind of philosophy to many areas of my own life this year as well. I’ve never been much for New Year’s resolutions, knowing that I’d set something impossible to achieve and forget about it by January third anyway. But I have decided to set out some goals for myself, things I want to accomplish on a monthly basis. I’m going to keep track of all the things I do this year, mainly for myself in my own notebooks, so I will have things to share with you all.

I can’t give myself strict deadlines, because I am a horrible procrastinator and use a deadline as an excuse to put something off until the last minute and then rush through to get it done. I want to enjoy the things I do this year, so I’m hoping to take some time each day to get to a few projects and in turn get more things done and be much happier with the results.

One thing I hope to do this year, besides my specific goals, is to be more social. That means both in person and online having more conversations rather than just giving short answers. I want to be more involved in everything I do, I guess is what I’m saying. Rather than thinking about the millions of other things I need to be doing, focus more on where I am and what I’m doing that moment.

These are my hopes and ambitions for the coming year. I wish you all a year of peace, prosperity, and the ability to take whatever life gives you and turn it into something great.

Happy New Year!

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