In sports and often in life we concentrate on the goals or the end point, but the story and satisfaction is often in the journey.
My biggest problem with goals is that I always set too many and they are too ambitious. I end up discouraged and disappointed. This year I decided to write down only a few reasonable goals so that not only would I have an opportunity to actually achieve them, but so that I would also have the time and energy to enjoy the journey towards achieving them.
My two most specific goals this year: to send out a batch of poems once a month and to do an Adobe Photoshop tutorial. This may not sound like much, but coming from not having sent out more than two batches of poems in the last few years, I think the first goal is a reasonable and attainable one. And if I happen to do more? Great! As for the second goal, the Adobe Photoshop program is not new, we have had it for a few years (although I only recently loaded it on my computer). After playing with it briefly I found it daunting and defaulted to basic editing using Microsoft Picture Manager for these challenges. But I want to grow and improve!
As usual, my resolutions also include general goals like maintaining healthy habits and getting better organized, but these are general goals that I strive for; they are always a part of my life’s journey. May you all have the satisfaction of achieving some of your goals but also enjoy your journey in 2013!