Goodbye 2012. You’ve been fair.
You’ve given me fair results for what I sowed.
You didn’t surprise me with high-highs or low-lows.
You ended as you began, slightly better but no worse.
You didn’t suck, but you didn’t delight, either.
As I look back on the year, I feel mildly successful we slid sideways. After a four year recession and subsequent financial bloodletting, I can appreciate status quo victories. Sideways isn’t backwards.
Is that enough?
I’ve been happy to get work and build my writing business. Thrilled to explore industries and establish relationships with editors and marketing managers. Satisfied to call what I earned an income.
But as the year ends and I look forward into 2013, I find I’m less satisfied. I’ve been living safe, working and asking for just enough.
I’m not a fan of hype touting abundant living and shoot-for-the-moon thinking. Barnes and Nobles has entire sections devoted to bigger living and, honestly, I’m repelled by the gusts of hot air emanating from these aisles.
Yet here I am, pondering abundance and how I might achieve it.
It’s very simple, really. I don’t need a book to tell me what I need to do. (And neither do you.)
I need to believe that more is possible.
And I need to believe I am capable of more.
Then, I need to live and work like I believe.
So for 2013, I’ll be working to expand my expectations. To shuck status quo and accept a little more than what seems fair. I’ll battle my own worst enemy–me.
Stay tuned and see how it goes. Will you join me in this simple resolution?