For reasons I'm still unsure of, January tumbled in with gusto this year. No doldrums here. On January one I sat up late in bed, my mind astir with possibility and desire to act more like the boss over my life, to leave less to default.
I read from a beloved little book of inspiration:
"and the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
- anais nin
I'd like to blossom, I thought. I scribbled a few thoughts in the notebook beside my bed.
*record ideas and inspiration
*write more. read less.
*learn about things that matter and people who inspire. (Totally smitten with this series of interviews, for starters)
*don't ignore your creativity
*your time is precious. don't waste it
I don't know what's going to sprout, but when it's ready to push up and poke out, I don't want a gaggle of excuses and mental clutter in the way. I guess you'd call these my New Year's resolutions. In some ways I think these are just preliminary things that I need to work on to let bigger, more important things happen. If that makes sense? For now, these feel like good priorities. I'm still working out some smaller, more measureable sub goals to track progress and help me stay the course.
It's so inspiring to hear about other peoples' goals and plans; I'd love to know what you're thinking about and working towards. Are you a Jan 1st resolution maker? What are your goals this year? How do you plan to break them down into achievable bits and avoid February abandonment? Where do your desires for change stem from? Make no mistake about it, we're not just posing these questions rhetorically, we really want to know what's on your mind for 2011.
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