This glass might seem empty, but it’s actually full of possibilities waiting to be poured into it.
I have read several posts reflecting upon 2017, and I’m envious. It’s not that I didn’t have memories to reflect upon, it’s just that I didn’t do a very good job of tracking all that happened.
So, this year is going to be different. I started by buying a calendar with the sole purpose of making a brief notation of what I do throughout the year on the date it happens.
And it isn’t so I can share it out to the world. I want it for myself. I want to see all that I can do and accomplish throughout 2018. One of my friends and elementary school art teacher has a chalkboard wall in her kitchen. My favorite part is 1 year = 365 opportunities! She is so absolutely right! Each day we have an opportunity to do something fun, amazing, challenging, or however you want to fill in the ________________.
How do we get started?It starts by writing down some goal ideas on what you would like to accomplish in 2018, followed by why you want to do them, how you’re going to accomplish them, and finally execution.
I’m starting with my ideas, and I’m copying (the biggest form of flattery, right?) from The Minimalists (Joshua Field Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus) and their list of core values: health, relationships, passions (hobbies), growth, and contribution (adding to the lives of others). I’m seeing where my goal ideas fall into each of these categories and where I might like to add as is fitting to my life.
That’s exactly where I am at this point. I’m in the goal idea phase. I don’t like to rush things, because I want them to be meaningful. I will be taking the next week to brainstorm, plan, and then execute.
But for now, cheers to all of us as we embark upon new beginnings and possibilities. Let us fill our glasses to overflowing!
*I’m playing catch up in my series of black and white photos. This is from week #7. This piece first appeared in The Ascent.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.