Well, the rest of the trip was pretty uneventful. I stopped at the petrified forest in Arizona and walked around there for an hour or two. Other than that, I just drove, drove, drove. It turned out to be 2,125.3 miles. Quite a haul. I’m looking forward to heading back and I promise to actually blog it well this time. But I think that this points to a bigger topic, and one very appropriate for a New Year’s Day.
Happy New Year!
And now what? That’s my problem. How will this year be any different from last? I keep wrestling with that question as my head threatens to explode from the remnants of a very bad decision (mixing scotch and champagne is a no-no). I don’t procrastinate, I manage time, I make time, I do all that stuff, and still things just don’t get done. I think I let too many things get in my way between what my heart tells me to do and that ever-present sense of “What I Ought To Be Doing”. I don’t know if other people have this problem. None of my extremely successful friends seem to. I’m making ’09 a year to work on this. So the first thing is a set of goals:
- Finish the Twin Hills Novel
- Publish some of the stories, finish edits on Legacy Pt 1
- Do a triathlon
- Complete my website
- Bring the principles I use at work on the web to my writing life, quit making an artificial and useless dichotomy there
A very interesting thought popped in my head while reading the first few pages of Seth Godin’s Tribes, it comes from Ghandi’s oft quoted admonishment: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” My thought was: “It’s not so much that you have to become the change you want to see in the world, it’s that you already ARE that change, you just have to start acting like it.
So my question, dear readers, is what are you going to do with this “one wild and precious” year?