Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Onward and Upward in 2014

I was thinking - pondering if you will - all of the great posts I have been reading on others blogs.  You know, a whole lot of people have been putting thought into special words for the new year or making resolutions for themselves. There are even some pretty cool plans out there.   It seems to me that as I reflect on those types of things I have a very difficult time deciding on what I could "promise" to do that would have some meaning to me.  Also it would be nice if it were something that I wouldn't fall flat on my face trying to accomplish (especially if I'm going to post it).  To that end I am hoping that 2014 can be a bit of a wake-up call.  I used to just plow into things.  That isn't exactly a bad way to accomplish quite a bit - but for a long time I've stood back and taken time to assess situations and have felt like a turtle with crutch who just keeps walking in a circle.  Hmmmmm, that's no way to feel.  And, it's no way to move forward.  Forward requires action (and a lack of crutches).  When I saw the minion (he's so damn adorable) I felt like he was giving me a slap in the head.  Thwack Sharon - wake-up!  It's 2014 and you have got to quit wasting time. 

Then I ran into this on someone else's blog.  It was back a ways in their posts.  Maybe the universe is conspiring to send me a message...or at least I think maybe it's a fair probability I'm ready to take a look at the reality of it.  If not now....when?
So what are you waiting to do?  Why haven't you done it?  What's the "action plan?" I bet you are wondering what mine is too.
Me too!
I know today that there needs to be one.  I know it involves being willing to accept being less than absolutely perfect and being less than completely organized for it to happen.  It may mean having to punt rather than going for the touchdown. 
Oh crap - am I ready for this commitment.  I better be or I'll be going in circles a little while longer. First step to fixing a problem is recognizing you have one.  I procrastinate and don't finish enough things.  There, I've said it. 
Onward and Upward...


Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Well, Sharon, I promised myself "low-key" to start the year. Yet I now have three blog hops and two month-long challenges for January. *sigh*

Hope your 2014 is filled with only good things!

Sharon Driscoll said...

Thanks Monique! I do think "low-key" is a great way to start. Three bog hops - wow. I should have gotten in on some of those too. So much for my low-key too!

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