Getting an Early Start on The New Year

December is just two days away which means that there’s one final month in the year 2011.  Rather than wait until New Year’s Eve to make resolutions for 2012,  I wanted to get an Early Start here …

because if I can see it mentally first,  whatever I imagine is already real.  And then all I have to do is walk toward it.

With some elbow grease and a lot of consistent work on my part.

So, here goes!  What do I want to happen?

1.  To continue to create quality content online.

2.  To self-publish and to publish through more traditional means.  Despite the trending towards electronic publishing,  there is still a place for books.

For good books.  The ones that tell stories, that are well-written and that say something that hasn’t been said before.  That make you think. That take you outside of yourself.  Or send you deeply inside to your inner being.  That make you laugh.  That teach you.

That take your breath away.

3.  To help foster “the next generation of writers.”   I’ve been working with Robin Benoit, the Children’s librarian at the Fairport Public Library.  The library and Healing Rescue Dogs are going to collaborate on a writing contest for kids in grades 4 – 8.

The contest will be open to kids who live in Fairport-Perinton whose families have adopted an animal from one of the local animal shelters.  We’ve hammered out all of the details and will be rolling this out in early December.

So, watch for more details about that.

4.   To create a vibrant community around me.  Of other like-minded folks.  Which means other creatives:  writers,  artists, entrepreneurs,  healers,  animal lovers,  readers …

Women and men who are honest risk-takers with servant’s hearts.

5.  To live honestly and respectfully.  To be a good friend.

6.  To continue to trust in what I have in my marriage.  To not take this relationship for granted.  Which I don’t.  Anymore.

To plan for spontaneous min-adventures.   That’s almost a contradiction in terms!  But.  After almost 30 years of marriage,  it’s how we make it work.  Most of the time.

7.   To not worry so much about my son.  To help him think outside-of-the-box  for things that he wants.

8.   To continue to trust my gut.  To know that my intuitive sense of what I want and what I have to do to get what I want is finally moving me in the right direction.

9.  To stay the course.

10.  To take the occasional detour.  Because nothing ever happens in a straight line.  Why did I ever think that it did?   [gplus count=”true” size=”Medium” ]




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