Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Brand New Year

Now that the holidays are over and 2012 is here, people all over the world are making resolutions and goals. Some will be reachable. Some will not.

Believe it or not, I think it’s okay to have a few goals you probably won’t be able to reach in a year. However unlikely, going big gives us something to reach for, to work on, to dream about. And as long as we also set ourselves goals we CAN reach, ones within our control, these are the things that make life interesting.

One of my goals for the year is to rearrange some things and simplify certain areas of my life. For instance, I’m changing my blogging schedule from Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to just Wednesdays and Fridays, with the occasional (maybe once a month or so) contest, which I will probably post on Monday. Hopefully, cutting back (just a little) will make it easier for my readers to keep up with my posts, as well as giving me more time to focus on writing other things.

I’ve also decided to plan a sort-of guideline for my regular posts. I realize that while a good portion of my readers are also writers, that percentage doesn’t include everyone. So I’m going to post about writing on Wednesdays, and about regular life things on Fridays.

For instance, this Friday, I’m talking more about goals. Hope you’ll join me.


Cherie Reich said...

That's a good thing about goals. They can change if they aren't working as we originally hoped they would. Good luck with your goals and the new blogging schedule.

Carolyn V said...

Great idea! I'm learning to keep things in priority, but they seem to slip from time to time. Hope all goes well!

Nichole Giles said...

You're right, Cherie. Changing and evolving goals is important, too. And being flexible enough to allow for those changes. Good point. And Carolyn, you're a great example to me. Keep up the good work!

Angie said...

Sounds like a great schedule. I've been wondering if I should post about other than writing/reading once in a while. I'll have to think about it.

L.T. Elliot said...

Priorities are a really trouble spot for me. I need to simplify but I also need to stretch.

Wherever you go and whenever you're here, I'll always be around.