Ideas (And Roads) Are Paved With Good Intentions

I don’t feel like it’s a new year.  I really don’t.  I have to tell myself that last night was New Year’s Eve.  It seems like a few other people feel this way too.  It’s like no one cares.  It’s like today was just like any other day.  No, ‘New year, new me,” feeling.

But that doesn’t change the fact that it is a new year.  And with a new year, comes new goals, resolutions, and ‘never agains.’

Now, I have goals, but I’m not holding myself to them.  I’m more of a, “We’ll see what happens,” type of girl, myself.  Go wherever the Spirit leads me.  My goals are more of, “I’d like to,” than, “I will.”  Things I’m going to try to do, but won’t beat myself up if I don’t succeed.

I’d like to read at least six books.  That allows me two months to finish a book, which is perfect because I tend to read a few pages, and then wander off to some craft project.  I already have three books lined up, but let’s see if I even get past the first one, shall we?

I’d also like to publish something this year.  I have an idea or two, but ideas (and roads) are paved with good intentions.  Generating ideas isn’t the hard part (sometimes), it’s going through with it that seems to stop me.

That’s about it for personal goals.  As far as goals for the blog, one of them involves me going against the “rules” which is a piece of cake for me.

They say that, in order to run a successful blog, you need to write on a consistent schedule.  And you know, I tried that.  Every Saturday, I tried to publish a blog post.  And that did work for a while, until I had no ideas, or I had ideas, but it wasn’t Saturday, and by the time I sat down to write said idea, it was gone or I didn’t think it was good enough.  Or, and this happened a lot, I had an idea and I wanted to write it, but then something else came up and I wrote that instead, and then I lost the other idea, and it all went downhill from there.  Why I just didn’t write it and schedule it for Saturday, or the following Saturday, I don’t know.

Which is why I’m going to break the rules.  I’m not going to write on a consistent schedule.  What?!  That’s right!  When I have an idea, I’m going to write it and I’m going to publish it that day, and that’s that.  Plain and simple.  Ipso facto.

Sarah, why don’t you just do what you said and write it and then schedule it?  Because I don’t want to.

Oh, ok.

Now, with the above being said, this gives me freedom to not write at all, does it not?  I can pretend that I don’t have any ideas so I don’t feel bad when I don’t write for a few months (if this happens).

But, this also gives me the freedom to…not write at all.  Wait, didn’t you just say that?  Yes.  But.  With this freedom, I don’t feel confined to one specific day, and, I don’t feel pressured to come up with ideas when I don’t feel like I have any good ones.  With that in mind, I can have the freedom to come and go as I please, which will most likely make me come back more often.  See?  Psychology.

As far as what I will be writing, that I am not sure of.  It will be a surprise for all of us!

And with that, I’m off!  I shall talk to you guys whenever I get an idea.  It’s going to be a very interesting year, blog wise.  I can’t wait to see what pops up.

Happy New Year!

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