I’ve been really patient, but it’s December, so now I’m allowed to talk about goals and achievements and lessons learned.
This year, I finished my work a few weeks early. And even though there’s still a month to go for the year to be over (and I am technically still working), I’m pretending it already is. Bear with my weirdness, please.
December is always a special time for me. Year endings and new beginnings are especially marked in my calendar because my birthday also falls in December, and with a new age, I make new plans and new goals. I also read back over my journal for the past year and try to figure out how I got to where I am, and how to get to where I want to be.
2007 has been particularly tough in some ways, and absolutely perfect in others. I have, never before in my life, been thrown so many challenges one after the other. But, and not to go too new-agey on you, each time I’ve been absolutely convinced that I can’t go on, someone has shown up with a solution that is so perfect, I’ve actually been thankful for the not-so-pleasant things that have happened. I have met many amazing people this year, and I’m glad that some of them have become very important parts of my life.
Changes I’m bringing about in 2008:
- Workaholism goes out. Actually, I’ve been pretty good in the last quarter of 2007, but I’ve been told there’s scope for improvement.
- I’m being very focused. In terms of publications I work with, and topics I’ll write about.
- I’m no longer going to do things because of who or what I’d like to be at age 40 or 50. I’ll think about the person I want to be at 26, and see if I’m anywhere near to being that person.