Thursday, January 6, 2011
A new year, the opportunity to put life in perspective. Take the chalk board of life and erase what is unwanted or even wash it clean and start new. Find that place of inner peace and live in the moment. Like walking on the beach enjoying the warm waves lapping feet and erasing foot prints behind. A time for a fresh start with new goals.
At our ANWA chapter meeting, as we were setting goals for our next meeting, I realized I have been very vague in my writing goals because they have become more like hopes rather than something I believed I could achieve. Long ago, in a previous life I sort of remember, I was very goal oriented both for myself and clients. Goals had to be realistically achievable in the time allotted, yet challenging; they had to be measurable, and there were objectives that formed stepping stones to the end goal. I realized it was time to dust off some of these old skills, find a little determination and set some new patterns in the new year.
I like zen gardens. I like the stones and the designs in the sand. Rocks like the people, roles, obstacles, and goals in life; and raked furrows the paths formed from habits and actions. It is time to re-landscape my garden, sand smoothed; rocks moved; and new patterns traced in the sand. What are some of the changes you are making in your life?