My main things to focus on throughout the coming year (2010) are Writing Every Day, editing past manuscripts, Exercising and managing my time (instead of flying by the seat of my pants!) in addition to whatever my seasonal goals will be. These are both difficult things for me but it's a necessity that I become better with both of them. Also, I would like to re-read at least one all time fave book each month along with whatever new books I'm reading.
Way before vision boards became so popular, I used to create what I called vision or inspiration journals for myself. I'd take any images or words that struck something inside of me and pasted them into blank sketch books. I still look at them from time to time and I think it's something I should add to my "2010 To-Do List." I enjoyed it so much and it helped me a lot with my writing.
In finding a word to focus on throughout the year which would help with accomplishing overall goals (or resolutions) for the year, I picked "Simplicity" for 2009 (which I felt would bring "Clarity" which would bring "Harmony") and I feel I did well with that in 2009 and want to continue in 2010; keep simplifying myself, my life & our home and in doing so continue getting things organized.
So, my word for 2010 is
Additionally, my Winter (aka seasonal) goals are:
~Make sure I exercise at least every other day (and begin Yoga)
~Write Every Day
~Journal Every Day
~Read Every Day
~Narrow down & order my seeds
~Get caught up on my to-read shelf in the living room
~Get caught up on knitting projects
~Focus on our room (since the spare room is finished for the time being)
~Print 25 pictures out per month (at home or from the store)
~Get out whenever the weather isn't raining & nasty even if it's only to sit outside on the porch.
As for New Year's Eve itself, we're hoping to be able to get up to 'home away from home' and spend New Year's and part of the weekend up in the mountains. A peaceful, calm, quiet, 'at one with nature' start to the New Year, which I hope is indicative of the overall vibe for 2010! On New Year's Day I can't wait to see the outdoor hockey game on ESPN! (It's become a tradition for me, starting the year before last).
What are your plans for 2010?