Let’s turn back time to 2017. Remember when I posted New Year, New Start 2017 on January 1, 2017? Don’t remember, Dear Bloggites, click the link, take a moment to read the post, I can wait right here for you. Let me know when you are back.
Okay, now that you are back, I had grand plans with those three key words: Change, Passion, and Luck. Today, I was flipping through my notebook of the different scribbles I make, some on new written works, some on classes, some on random thoughts to do something with, on this flipping excursion, I came across this:
Now, if you look real close, you will see the graph I made on adding one new thing each month. January just had ‘Skin Regiment’ which I started (thus the check over it); February added ‘Get Dressed’, odd goal but those of you who work from home will understand the ease it is to just stay in the PJs all day; March added ‘Workout’ to the other two items. Now, as you already have noticed, I did not check off ‘Get Dressed’ or ‘Workout’ and the ensuing months, I added nothing, nada, the big fat 0!
All those goals and plans withered away and died as life began demanding all my time. Also, the items and sub-items for Change, Passion, and Luck, did not happen. A synopsis of the goals and if it happened or not:
Change 1: I will find myself on my own again with my son, the dog, and the guinea pig with no roommate for the first time in, geez, years – Did not happen and we lost my son’s guinea pig earlier this year. Still hoping the roommate moves out but until he can find sustainable money coming in, I don’t see it happening too soon. 😦
Change 2: I have been paying for a gym membership for the past year and have not utilized it…going to utilize this gym membership to change my health for the better and reach the weight I am happiest at once again – Did not happen, however, I did let that gym membership close and now I paid for an entire year at another gym closer to my house, maybe this year…
Change 3: My current business is surviving this lull in the industry and seems to finally have bounced back…continue to find ways to build income from this business – My current business is still struggling and my co-worker is looking for another job because there is not enough work for two people to do (if you have not figured it out, my roommate is my co-worker).
Change 4: I am going to take advantage of the social invites I get and start actually going – Didn’t happen, I am getting better, but not where I wanted to be.
Passion 1: I have a wordsmith business…I plan on growing this business up, one client at a time and look forward to the new relationships I shall make along the way – While I have had some clients, it is nowhere near where I wanted to be at this time now.
Passion 2: I am now looking at taking myself seriously as a writer and growing this part of me on a personal level…My goal is to sign up for some form of writing class each month to build my talent as a writer and start opening doors to the publishing world to promote myself as a writer – I did good with the classes for the first three months, as well as, writing, but then life scattered the classes and writing to the wind.
Luck 1: I know with every situation I face, I will need a little luck in finding my way – Luck is still my friend but decided to work in the background and not allowing all the doors and opportunities to be opened.
Luck 2: Waking up every morning…just start finding things to fill my time outside work – Did not happen. Waking up did, but nothing outside work.
As, you can all see, my goals and plans were dust in the wind rather quickly. Now that a new year is here and pretty much at the same point when last year’s goals petered out, I am ramping up my determination and going to push through everything to obtain these goals this year.
I hope you travel on this journey with me, Dear Bloggites, because it is lonely sometimes and encouragement and especially accountability go a long way. If you do not see me posting for a while, shoot me a comment here and give me the proverbial “Kick in the Ass” to get me going again.