HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Since I started blogging in 2011, I've had the privilege to use this blog to set goals and review the previous year's progress. It's a blessing now that I can easily look up the 2012, 2013, and 2014 posts and see what I was like then and how I've changed or not.
If I'm being honest with myself -- which the new year tends to make me do -- I have changed a great deal in the last year. In some ways for the better, and in other ways for the not-so-better.
However, there's a habit I have that seemed to just get worse this year. Social Media has become like a drug for me, and it's hurting my relationships. I've tried a few different things to lessen my time on it, but haven't found one that really worked. Then I read a post the other day from David Farland on being a prolific writer.
I read that post the night of December 23rd. As I looked around my house I realized I hadn't cleaned, cooked, or wrapped a single present for Christmas. I'd barely spoken to my kids about Santa Claus. I had been on social media the entire day.
Now, I'll grant that a chill-day wherein nothing productive gets done is okay every so often. But for me, those days have been happening far too often lately.
Therefore, on Christmas Eve I got up and was prolific. Every time I looked at my phone I stopped myself and looked around for something to do. I was amazed at two things: 1- how much I got done, and 2- how much my kids stopped asking for my attention once they knew I was legitimately busy.
I'll admit to sitting on my phone under the excuse that every time I try to get up, my kids ask for my attention. Apparently they've started to grow out of that.
All this is to say that my goal -- my ONE GOAL -- for 2015 is to be PROLIFIC.
Here's hoping I can up my game.
Best of luck for 2015!