Wednesday, January 02, 2008
New Year Ramblings
2007 was pretty interesting. We baptized my oldest son in January, took a pay cut in the fall, had two funerals in February, I was a speaker at the League of Utah Writers Spring Workshop as well as the Conference Fairy at the LDStorymakers Conference, and my kids started karate. Other than that, it was pretty normal.
As I look ahead at 2008, I'm excited at the prospects. So much has finally fallen into place and I can't wait to see how it plays out.
I'm not going to make a list of resolutions or goals. Instead, I'm going to make a list of things I'm going to do. I'm also going to take Karlene's advice and write down the things I accomplish as I do them -- it's so much more motivating than thinking about the things I didn't do.
This year I'm going to --
1. Self-publish a book. This is already in progress.
2. Publish an additional book with a traditional publisher.
3. Lose 97 pounds.
4. Get my house weeded down to just the things we use and love.
There are a few other things in the offing that I can't really mention until they're more concrete, but this is a good start.
Happy New Year, and let's concentrate on making our goals happen, rather than waiting for them to happen to us.