Holy guacamole! I can't believe I went an entire year without posting a single word to this blog. As I hang my head in shame, please accept my deepest apologies... And to those who stuck it out with me in 2023, thank you!
So here we are in 2024, looking forward to a fresh start (and other cliches). Instead of resolutions, which are too easy to go awry, I choose a word of the year (WOTY). The point is to come back to that word as a fundamental focus as I move through the year, facing obstacles and making choices. The WOTY sets the tone for the year, in many ways.
This year, my word is ACHIEVE. I've been putting off too many things that need to be completed. I've denied myself ample opportunities to move forward with my writing. I've lost the thread on where I'm going and what I'm here to do. The word achieve is open-ended enough to apply to so many aspects of my life, yet specific enough to help me set real goals and expectations. An achievement in everyday life could be any number of things, big or small: attending a yoga class, checking off a major to-do item, or just getting out of bed and into the shower.
I have many goals for the next year, but simply making a resolution to do specific things isn't enough. I need to step back and look at each step forward, each achievement I make on any front, and celebrate what I can accomplish.
Who knows? Maybe this mindset will help me finish that next damn book.... After all, it's something to achieve.