Looking to the New Year

If I were to count my success in 2014 by the goals I set up last New Year’s, this year could qualify as a failure.

No, I didn’t make my über aggressive goal/deadline of having Slash & Burn out by September 2014. I swear I heard maniacal laughter as the deadline passed me by.

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. – Douglas Adams

And, I didn’t come close to my goal of losing weight. Grrr! Though, I might qualify as a connoisseur of dark chocolate.

I spent a lot of time figuring out my writing mojo. While I knew where my book was going, I failed to gain the momentum. My fears dog-piled on top of me and it took me forever to dig my way out.

A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason. –

Margaret Atwood

Why am I talking about seeming lack of progress for 2014? Because I didn’t fail.

I spent a lot of time re-calibrating my expectations.

As I look forward to 2015, I won’t get hung up on arbitrary goals. I will finish and publish Slash & Burn. I will seek out things that uplift me. I will let negativity rolls off my back, and focus on being more creative.

The point of goals is to get you to the next step of my creative life. They are not meant to weigh me down with guilt for not accomplishing the arbitrary line in the sand.

My mind is open to all that 2015 will bring me. The goal I hold most dear is to be myself.

Happy New Year to one and all!



  • Happy new year, you SUCCESS STORY you!!!!

    • Same to you! ❤

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