How does Monday creep up on me every week? I don't know about you, but the older I get, the faster the weeks go by. In August, I was looking at Caribbean cruises to book. Now, it's less than two months before I get on the ship. Where does the time go?
It also means that, once again, I'm facing the end of a year in which I haven't necessarily accomplished the things I wanted to accomplish.
Every January, I feel like a new woman. I have goals and plans and by golly I'm going to do everything I can to reach my goals. I guess I can't complain about this past year too much since it entailed a complete change in my life — a transition from military life to civilian life, a new home in a new state, a new RWA chapter, new friends, etc. I really LIKE where I am in my life. And I have been working on my goals, so I can't complain too much.
But the new year is approaching, and that means new plans. It also means a reevaluation of old plans. I have to decide what's working, what's not, and what more I can do to get where I want to go. It's only November, and I'm thinking about it, probably because I have a busy two months ahead of me. Company for Thanksgiving, company after Thanksgiving (hubby just informed me of this one over the weekend), parties, events, a cruise over Christmas, and who knows what else will pop up between now and January.
It's never too early to consider goals and plans, IMO. One of my goals is to write the first draft of a new book during the 70 Days of Sweat. How am I doing with that? Since finishing my other WIP on Wednesday, I've written only about 300 words. Been a busy few days. Guess I better get cracking if I'm going to reach my goal.
Are you on track for your goals this year? Need to reevaluate? Thinking about next year already?
My goals have gone down the toilet for this year. Too many things happened this year that I couldn’t control.
Maybe next year will be better. I think that’s why January can feel so good, because next year is a clean slate. 🙂
I’m barely on track of my goals for this month, much less this year.
I promised myself I’d take December off–IF I finished everything I’m supposed to by Nov 30.
Now, stand back and watch me scurry…
Hi, Angel! I understand about things getting in the way. *sigh* This whole year has been about things getting in the way.
I agree with you about January. It’s just another month, but it seems so fresh, like a blanket of snow that’s never been walked on. I guess we’ve internalized the cycle after so many years and January is a clean slate. For some people, I think September works that way because it’s back to school. I kind of get the feeling in Sep, but it’s January that really perks me up.
I hope next year is a great year for your goals!
Oooh, PC, a free December. I like the sound of that! Unfortunately, I have Sven to appease. Sven stops his torture in January, so maybe I’ll take a couple weeks off after that.
I hope we all have a better goal-achieving year next year!
I’m trying not to think about it, because if I do, I get overwhelmed. For me, taking them one day at a time fits much better. I’m too ADD to try anything else. 😉
One day at a time is good. 🙂 I tend to get overwhelmed when I think big picture, too. I usually have to dial it down, think specific, and then expand out again.