As we shed the flaking skins of another year, I begin a new bullet journal. While others count up their New Year’s resolutions, counting down the ball drop, I am scribbling down tomorrow’s tasks. Sounds a bit anti-climactic, but that’s alright.
I dedicated much of 2016 to finishing. Completing projects — that still aren’t quite done, because inevitably more is added to the pile — and hashing out my first bullet journal, which was awesome. I also probably read so many more books than what I reviewed, that I’m slightly burnt out on reading new things at the moment. I just want to study what I’ve already read. Go back and re-read, or snuggle up with a favorite author’s new-to-me book…
2017 is about being more intentional. Taking the activities which bring me joy a bit more seriously. Whether a to-do list or material goods, things pile up quickly, which creates difficulty in getting things done. So call it a resolution [though I put zero stock in those], a goal, or a process… but this year, I’m starting out by burning away those things I no longer need to get to what I truly want. Maybe that means realizing a creative project is finished as is. Maybe it’s clearing the drawers in my desk, or donating a few things out of my closet which recently bloated with new clothes. Perhaps it’s learning more – like with my advertising business and the clients I hope to discover soon or the ASL book I picked up at the library.
The point is I’m between the covers of a new notebook. Time to move. Forward.
Happy New Year!