If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects. ~ Albert Einstein
I believe you can’t start any new creative endeavor without having an end game or goal in mind. That is true with this personal blog, with any reach for personal growth and with any project people set out to do.
The problem with me and goals, personal goals that is, I am terrible, nah, disastrous at them! Consistency is one of my many weaknesses and where I want to improve the most. Consistency in creative projects, my health and fitness goals, my community goals, the list goes on and on.
So in a glorious effort to start off on the right foot with this new creative space I have thought about what my goals are here in my little corner of the internet.
- Write with honesty and authenticity. Always. Even when it’s difficult and especially when it’s difficult.
- Write for myself not for others.
- Work writer collaborations into this space. I have learned I thrive when surrounded by people I respect, learn from and who lift me up. I would love for this to become a creative space for other storytellers. I believe everyone has a story to tell, no matter how small.
- Set a schedule for writing and commit to publishing a minimum of once a week.
- Leave the design, simple and clean. With my earlier blog, I would get hung-up on changing the design, layout, header, etc. I used that fiddling as a means of distraction and a way to put off publishing. I want to leave it as it is right now and let the words do the work.
- Push my creative limits by posting on topics I didn’t ‘think’ would fit before. Creative posts on DIY, crafts, cooking, baking, fitness, humor, etc. I was too in my head before and felt like certain “topics” were off-limits. When in fact, everything is up for grabs because I am more than just a mom.
- Lastly, be kind to myself. Don’t be so hard on myself when I slip up from a goal, both here and in real-life. My good friend Stephanie would always poke at me when I would tail-spin into thoughts of “How will I get THERE from HERE? // How can this EVER work?” She would sit, listen and kindly say over and over again “Baby Steps. Baby Steps, Sue.” I hear you everyday Steph, everyday…
So the intention is set. Here we go…