On every blog, every website, and every facebook page, there are articles about resolutions and goals. Some people want to sell you their latest organizational book or tool, and some people want to sell you fitness advice or diet pills. Webinars, videos, podcasts all over the place, free and fee. Some people just want to talk about setting goals – their own or in general.
Okay, so it’s not “everywhere”, but it’s a large percentage. Some people are more retrospective, writing about the past year instead of goals.
I have one statement that wraps it all up for me:
Last year, I lost my job.
That changed everything. No more income of my own, but I have a husband who is encouraging me to follow my own dreams. I would like to keep contributing financially, so I will do some sewing, but what I really want to do is write. I can make pin money by doing some copy writing, but I really want to spend the time writing fiction.
Resolution – to figure that out and do it all, without procrastination or distraction.
Goal – next year, at this time, I want to be ready for publication of at least one of the stories I have written or am still writing.
Method – write, build platform, write, make connections, write, learn about writing, write. Do some sewing or find another way to make money. Write.
Losing my job was a bad thing, financially, but it was a release from a stressful, life-sucking situation. It was a gift from God and my husband, and I must seize the opportunity. That loss was a blessing.
So my blog post ended up as another article about resolutions and goals, too. The new year is a good time to think about those things. Have a blessed new year. Love others, be kind, follow God. The rest follows.
(Oh, and I need to lose fifteen pounds, too.)