Goals are dreams with deadlines.
~ Diana Scharf Hunt
Eighteen days into my goal setting extravaganza; time to check in! How am I doing?
Writing – Blogposts
Five posts in January so far; that’s at least two blogposts a week ~ so far so good! I am so glad I gave myself this goal; it is forcing me to write and let go instead of keeping my writing under lock and key. The written word is like a child; it needs to get out and make some mistakes or it will never mature.
Writing – Letters
I said 2 weeks and it’s been about 2½. But I did mail one letter yesterday and am in the process of replying to two more and writing another two after that.
Writing – Submitting
Ok, I admit it. This one I forgot about, but the month isn’t over yet! I still have time!
I did compose a new poem, so before the month is out, I need to submit [or another one] and let the words fall where they may!
Writing - Journaling
I’ve simply flown on this one. I have journaled almost every day since the start of the month. It was a rough start ~ being sick makes doing anything seem impossible, including lifting a pen. But now I’m on a roll. The strange thing? I’ve found myself typing all my journal entries because my fingers can keep up with my rapid-fire thoughts and I don’t lose anything. Writing it long-hand, I lose track of the thought or the emotion I want to capture. My next lesson will be to not beat myself up for typing instead of the more romantic long-hand. I do still hand write my letters, so there is that.
Personal Growth/Giving Back Goals
Perhaps I should have broken my goals down by month. As in, focus on writing goals in January, personal goals in February, etc. I say this now because the other two main goals (Personal Growth and Giving Back) have fallen by the way side. And by that I mean that I haven’t even looked at them in the last 3 weeks. Go me. Ah well. I can start tonight!
Not bad for the first couple of weeks!
How about you? How are you doing with your 2012 Goals/Resolutions?
Oremus pro invicem,