The Writer

What a year….

This past year seemed like a non-stop roller coaster.  Very few things went as planned, and the year just seemed to zip past along with any plans I had made.  Reverie didn’t get written or published, the Zine plans were dropped like a brick, my blogging schedule went to hell, and instead of adopting a workout routine I tossed fitness right out the window.

But, I’m not one to dwell on things that went wrong.  So, what went right in 2016?  I did a lot of soul searching.  I discovered a direction for my creative works and resolved to make some changes.  I published The Sun Rises: Using Nature as a Foundation for Happy Living.  I was amazed at how much fun writing that small 60 page non-fiction book was.  I’m looking forward to writing more in the future.

Onward and upward to 2017.

Each year I develop a theme or focus for the year.  Last year was Organization. I’m not sure I succeed at that one, but in a way I did.  I spent the past year focus on what  I needed to do to organize my life, even though no actual organization happened.  So, what do I plan on focusing on in 2017?

Patience, Understanding, and Flexibility

If 2016 taught me anything, it was to roll with the punches.  I have always prided myself on being adaptable, but sometimes I’m still too hard on myself and forget I need time out to relax and recover as well.  I have a hard time remembering my time is limited and I can’t always get everything done (it’s not always a time management issue, sometimes it’s actually a time issue).

My broad goals for 2017:

  • Write more frequently – try to set aside 30 minutes twice a week to focus solely on writing
    • Finish Reverie
  • Plan a new photo inspired book
  • Reorganize and relaunch the Zine projects
  • Pick up a couple clients to beta test creative business coaching
  • Branch out in my creative endeavors
    • Try hand at visual arts outside of photography

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