2015 is almost over. The year is winding down, and a new year is about to begin. It’s a time of reflection – looking backwards, and also looking forwards.
This past year has definitely had it’s ups and downs. Holding the role of Demeter at the 30th anniversary Spring Mysteries Festival was definitely a high point! The last few months have definitely thrown their share of challenges and curve balls.
Looking back at the goals I set at the beginning of last year, I didn’t actually hit most of them. It’s hard to admit that. Some of them, I can take my own advice about unrealistic timelines and adjust them. For others, I have to reevaluate how much I want them. And still others, I must admit that I didn’t put much effort into achieving them.
I allowed life to distract me – to take my eyes off my goals. I let the days slide into weeks, and then into months, falling into routine drudgery. I’ve lost my belief in myself, and that is the most difficult thing to face.
So I need a different strategy this year. I’m spending some time getting clear on what I want to achieve this year. I’ve ordered a new day planner on the recommendation of a friend (I’m still waiting to receive it). I haven’t used a day planner in years. I relied on the calendar in my phone to keep me apprised of appointments, however, it doesn’t keep my goals in front of me.
Clearly things have to change. I can’t keep doing the same things and expect to get different results. I’ve already started making small changes – like the colors on the site here. What do you think?
I have the tools and the skills to make the changes that I need to, and now I have the awareness and the desire. I am walking my talk, back on the path. What changes are you willing to make in the new year?
Wishing you a very successful and prosperous 2016!
PS. Thank you to everyone who has commented and shared. I’ll be announcing the winner on my Facebook page shortly!