It’s that time of year again, when people make their New Year’s resolutions. My friends and I continue to set goals for the coming year. How could I not play off the year and call my plan for the next twelve months my 2020 Vision?
Pulling together an action plan for the next year requires thought and reevaluation. I study my successes from the previous year. I envision what I’d like to accomplish. I re-prioritize my weak spots. I have combined or deleted categories until I now have only four:
- The Writing Life
- It’s All About Me
Some things never go away: a monthly date with my husband, regular contact with my elderly parents, server maintenance.
Some things I simply stopped doing this year. Time became a precious commodity, and I was spreading myself too thin.
The Writing Life continues to be my largest category, because there are specific steps that need to be taken. I have definite ideas about what I want. I try to recognize my missteps and take action to correct them.
I have two new biggies for 2020:
- I want to transform my office/writing room into my own space. Yes, I have a room. But my husband has bookcases in there, eating wall space where there should be white boards and planning calendars. Nothing has been painted since we first bought the house several decades ago. I’ve been making lists, then breaking the lists into steps I need to take. I plan to blog about my progress in months where there are five Mondays.
- I need to focus on professional development. I’ve already taken steps to implement this. I have taken one on-line class and have registered and paid for a second one starting in January.
Taking stock of my life matters to me. I think it helps me be a better person.