Many of you shared your goals and hopes (Tina, Kathy H., Linda, Lynne, Jill, Rebecca Kathy D., Mike, Patty), while others privately set plans for the next year. So let’s look back and celebrate our achievements (both planned and unexpected!) I’d love to hear how your goals went last year and any fun surprises you encountered.
Personally, my goal was to work through concerns about presenting at several larger events to promote a new book. Looking back, the “book tour” went better than expected and I had a lot of fun too. I discovered several things that helped me deal with nervousness such as focusing on the people I was meeting and how I could help them, rather than worrying about my presentation. Though it sounds cliche, that really did help me feel better. While traveling to events, I tried to only think about my next step (getting to airport or catching a Lyft to hotel), instead of thinking about all that needed to happen (getting to airport, security, ride to hotel, finding speaking venue, tech setup.)
It’s very inspiring to hear about others’ journeys. Writing and illustrating from the comfort of home is nice, but it can also feel lonely. So please join in and share a bit about your goals and journey last year, your hopes for next year, or a few words of encouragement.
2019 is full of possibilities! Often just a little inspiration from someone else can help us step out and try something new or reach for a goal that feels too difficult.
So what goals (small are big) are you hoping to achieve?
What steps are you planning to take to get there?