Day 87: Excited for the New Year

It’s been a while since I was overly excited about the coming new year because they all tend to just become a continuation of the previous year.  But this new year has me filled with hopes, goals, and plans and the support that I need to make them happen.  As I said in my last post, I am actively making plans that will lead to making my hopes and dreams realities.  I know it won’t be easy but usually, nothing worthwhile is so I have to decide just how badly I want these things and my answer is pretty freakin’ badly!  I will have to change my routines and my mindset but I am prepared to do both and whatever else is required.  There will be some trial and error on the way to my new normal but I’m not going to be discouraged during that time.  I have spent my life wanting to be a writer…a published author.  But that was the problem…just wanting it and starting and stopping on the way to my goal.  Wanting, on its own, doesn’t make anything happen.  There has to be action.  As writers and creative people, we are dreamers and sometimes we stop in the “dreaming of” phase and never move to the action phase.  We make plans, we think about our project, we dream about finishing it but we stop there.  I’m done with that.  I am ready for the action phase…ready to go after this with everything in me.  And more.  I know that in this phase that I’m currently in, it is easy to overreach with plans and goals.  But we have to overreach a bit otherwise there is no growth.  A tree spends each day reaching for the sun which it will never reach but by overreaching, it grows taller, fuller, and greener.  I’ve decided that I am going to be a tree in 2019.  But, unlike the tree, I am going to reach out and grab my sun!  No one, not even myself, is going to stop me.  So think about what you want to reach for…what dream or goal would you like to make a reality?  Start reaching for it now.  We’ve got this.  Forget about all of the times before when you didn’t reach your goal.  This is a new year, a new opportunity, and a new you so make the most of it!    

About Donna Heilman

I am a writer that lives in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex with my husband, 3 dogs, and 6 cats. I am currently working on my novel, Rapture, as well as writing poetry and some short non-fiction. I am honestly writing this blog to feel more connected with other creative people.
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