I thought I would take a moment while having my afternoon tea to just have thoughts and reflections for the first month of 2020. I took January off in posting as I wanted to have some time to reflect and plan for the coming year.
November and December are my busiest months. November is spent drafting any book that I have been working on throughout the year and really making it ready for first publication. Last November, I really pushed myself to draft two books. It really took a lot out of me, but made me realize how much I could actually do.
Then December, is when I am working on finishing all my Christmas gifts. Since I have a small budget, usually I handmake most of my Christmas gifts. So the days leading up to Christmas are usually very busy for me.
Needless to say, I needed some time to gather my thoughts, plans, and creativity again. But now I am feeling much more inspired to work and accomplish all the goals that I have set out for myself this year.
Also during my reflection of the year and going through some of my childish writing notebooks, something struck me. I realized that for me it is very easy for me to start something, but I never seem to finish. This is true in my childhood. I would start so many things, but still the workbook or the story I was writing on was left undone.
So my motto for this year is:
To Finish what I have Begun
One of my biggest regrets when looking at my old childish stories that I was very ready and eager to begin, but as soon as I hit the middle, I would stop writing. So even if I had an end in place, I won’t know, all these years later. And that is just sad. So this year, I want to finish those stories as well. To leave nothing undone. We don’t have to be perfect. Most of these childish stories won’t be anything significant. But at least they would serve as a reminder to me all the childish dreams I had. One day I will show them to my children and tell them if they have the will and desire, they can accomplish anything that they set their mind and hearts to do.
I also I just wanted to encourage you to keep on pursuing your resolutions, dreams, and desires. Maybe you started out strong, but now are starting to lag. Or you have given up already. Remember, everything that we do in life takes time, more time than we care to admit. So just because you don’t see results, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t doing your best or hardest. Remember the marathon analogy. We all start out strong in the beginning, but start to fade away during the halfway point. But it doesn’t matter if we sprint across the finish line, or drag ourselves, if it means that we have finished the task that we have set for ourselves to do.
Keep on going, and eventually, you will cross that finish line.
have a great week,