Each new year, I try to focus on a set of words to guide me through the next fifty-two weeks. Last year, I identified these words.
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Sadly, I promptly forgot those words. That’s not to say that I didn’t start new projects; I did. But I also didn’t take enough time to finish some of my projects because I spent more time on others than I did on myself.
Yes, I just wrote that. Sounds suspicious, doesn’t it? Who spends more time on others?
Well, between my children, my jobs, my volunteering (which has gotten really out of hand because I enjoy helping others so much—what a vicious circle!), and my promotion of other writers’ works, I haven’t taken the time to cultivate my projects, to submit my own work, to promote myself.
Therefore, this year, I’ll still what I do for others, but I’ll be keeping these words in the back of my mind:
You owe yourself the love that you so freely give others. ~Unknown
Or in other words, I’m going to be a little selfish this year. As always, I’ll let you know how it goes.
Happy New Year!