My word for the new year, the one to remember, is REALIZE
I want this word to remind me to realize where I am in the moment, to pay attention to the living.
I also want this word to remind me to REAL-IZE the goals I have been holding onto for so long.
Ugh, I don't want to announce it because I'm afraid someone will hold me to it. That ofcourse means I must announce it.
This is the year that I will tackle publishing.
It sounds pretty lame when I hear it. I mean, I don't say I am going to be on the best seller lists here, or be rich and famous, I just say I'm going to "tackle publishing."
Well, what can I say, I feel the need not to be attached to the outcome. I need to concern myself with the process of the goal. I need to do my research. I need to revise my book. I need to send work out. I need to look for an agent. I need to give myself small, manageable goals. Baby steps.
Have I said this before? I probably have, but I need to reiterate it all for myself so that I remember.
I don't consider this a New Years Resolution.
Goals aren't just for New Years. Goals are things you work on year round, and they evolve. Sometimes on a daily basis. Goals are the way I figure out what I'm doing. Goals are the way I carve out my actions from my chaotic life.
I like my lists and they are not bounded by the New Years.
It's time to start dinner. I should have made a to do list today so that I could hit all my goals in a timely-ish manner.
Oh well, no time to make this tighter.
Oh yeah, and one thing more. I think I'm going to try to do a small piece of art for every day in January. I have just found my hands empty far too many nights, and have been avoiding the paints.
I'm putting that one out there, too.
A painting/drawing a day. Yeah.