Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye, 2009 ! Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

This is the final post of 2009 !! I, for one, am glad to see 2009 go. This definitely wasn't one of my best years. It's been a tough one. I'm eager to get started on a new year.

I've been busy giving my 2010 Goals some deep thought. I don't make resolutions. They simply don't work. I set goals instead.

It seems when you make resolutions, they quickly fall by the wayside. Once you've broken the resolution, you simply let it fall off the face of the earth - at least, until next New Year's. BUT, with a goal you just keep working toward it. You know, "the try, try again" philosophy. You can change tactics and go about it in another manner. It can be fine-tuned over and over and even expanded upon.

I'm proud to say I really did accomplish a number of last year's goals. Some were quite personal and I'm proud of those successes. A few were more public.

One you've been a part of. I set the goal of posting regularly to this blog as 2008 was quite sporadic and had little continuity. With the exception of the last few weeks, I've done a pretty good job of posting almost daily. These last few weeks were just very hectic with Christmas preps, quite a few orders, house guests and both The Big Guy and I had a few days of illness. Something had to give. Unfortunately, it was the blog.

I think I'm back on the job again and plan to be here daily starting today. That is one of my "public" goals. Related to that is a goal of having a few standby, stock piled pieces that simply require pushing the publish button if time gets really tight. I've got a little notebook where I jot down ideas for a few generic posts "when I have time" to put them together. These are the pieces that are somewhat timeless and can be pushed aside when and if there is something of immediate news or action.

There are some goals related to my business and expanding several areas there. Some of those still need some fine tuning. I'll share them as time goes by. As with most years, there are a number of personal goals that deal with myself and/or family relationships and things on the homefront. These are quite personal and won't be discussed here in public.

One of the most immediate goals is to continue with the challenge I issued sometime ago to all you bloggers out there. It was actually a double dog dare thing. Remember? I wanted to go through and check out each of my blog followers, getting to know them better and taking time to comment on their blogs. I really did start and made some progress there but it's a slow go and there are a lot of you. I'm getting right to that one again. In fact, I'm even going back and touching base with the 40 followers I already did this with. It's been long enough I feel I should start over.

So, if you'll be so kind - leave the light on please, 'cuz I'm a-comin!

1 comment:

Christie Cottage said...

Best wishes for reaching your goals. I hope 2010 is wonderful for you!

Happy New year!