Thursday, December 30, 2010
Are you ready for some New Year?
As I began penning my post for today, the song that starts out Sunday night football started running through my head, and I thought, are you ready for a New Year? (same tune, different words)
And I am asking myself, am I?
2010 has been one of the most difficult, art-starved years I can remember, and many have heard me say, I will be happy to see the backside of it. The problem is, how to turn 2011 into the year it should be?
I figured since I was pondering the situation for this post, I would just go ahead and vocalize it too.
My list of goals for 2011 NOTE: *these are my goals not resolutions, as I no longer believe that resolving is enough to ensure action will occur-and it is now my intent to "outlive" my life by giving more and demanding less*
1. Get back in church.
2. Get back into the writing chair for pleasure, not profit.
3. Market myself, my writing, and my photography/videography business better to build relationships, not simply wealth.
4. Spend more time with family, making memories and developing traditions.
5. Mentor someone in some way.
If these seem open-ended, it is because they are. I recently was told that 2011 would hold a lot of serendipitous events for me, and I intend to leave all my options open.
What do you plan on doing in 2011? I hope it is worthy, joyful, and thoughtful. And above all else, some action that will help you be who you really want to be.
Joy and peace in the new year from me to you!
Kim Smith is the author of the Shannon Wallace Mysteries published by Red Rose Publishing, and the fantastic new YA fantasy, A Mirror in Time, from Moongypsy Press