The sky is blue, the ground is white, and I have three more days before I have to return to the grind of my day job!
I’ve been thinking a lot over the holiday about what I really want to accomplish this year. New Year’s Resolutions are well and good, but what I really wanted were goals. Things I wanted to finish. Things I wanted to start. Things I wanted to resurrect. I’ve had a lot of projects on the cusp of completion for a long time, so goal number one is to figure out just why they’re on the cusp and not actually completed, and either fix the problem or acknowledge that the project didn’t work out and set it aside for something else, guilt free.
It sounds so easy when I put it like that. It’s actually the guilt free that’s the hard part. Once you’ve invested a certain amount of time or effort or heart into something, it’s hard to shake the feeling that you ought to be working on it. And when you accumulate enough of those, suddenly you’re spending more time worrying about the things you’re not doing than working on the things you could be.
A new year is a psychological fresh start, so this year I’m using it to give myself the grace and strength to say “It’s okay that you’re not working on that. It doesn’t make you a bad person. It doesn’t make you a failure. Now pick up that thing you are excited about, and get moving!”
Wish me all the luck!