Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Unplanning My Next Year's Goals

My year has certainly not turned out the way I planned it.  This is one of the reasons I don't like to make long term plans. 

It isn't that my year has been worse - quite the contrary - it just hasn't turned out the way I planned.  I could be disappointed in myself and the events of the year but that would be ridiculous.  I was supposed to submit to contests and publications at least four to six times each month this year.  I didn't.  I was supposed to get my poetry books, romance book, and meditation book all published.  I did this.  I did more than this.  I got eleven books and two crochet patterns published. 

In looking back at my year, because that's what we do at the end of December, I find myself very satisfied with what I've accomplished and am looking forward to the accomplishments of the coming year.  I have four books in progress that I want to get done.  I'm certain these will get done and published. 

Knowing me, there are other stories rattling around in my head that will find their way onto paper and into publication. 

I keep telling myself I need more balance in my life - equal out the time I spend crocheting, writing, working, spending with family and so on.  I'm not sure that is true.  I think having the imbalance helps me accomplish things.  When I'm so focused on one or two things, I get them done.  Very little gets in my way or stops me from accomplishing what I set out to accomplish.  Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out what I want to accomplish but once I do - it usually works out in the end - even if it isn't the way I planned it. 

When I look forward to the next year, I know I want to write, crochet, spend time with my family.  I think I'll leave the details of how that works out to the future and just enjoy the journey I'll be taking in the upcoming year.

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