It’s the very first day of a brand new year, so it’s the perfect time to reflect, assess, plan, and reorganize. I’m always excited to be blogging; sharing my images, my thoughts, a little humor and some poems (although those are fairly new to the mix). Every now and then, however, I look back through all of my old archives and I’m reminded of why I actually started the blog in the first place—“to write the story of how my life was transformed.”
I get mixed feelings when I think about that. On the one hand, I’ve definitely changed. I’m nearing 3 years sober and my life looks much different than it did before. I’m attending a community college now (at a very mature age), and it won’t be long before I transfer to a University. More importantly, I fully understand that alcoholic beverages—and dysfunctional romantic relationships—nearly killed me, and I’ve found complete happiness and contentment living without either of these.
On the other hand, sometimes I’m not really sure I’m reaching far enough for my dreams. There are so many things that I want to do, but they keep getting put on the back burner. Some of my ideas and goals are delayed for good reason—like a temporary lack of funds, or I’m holding off until I get my degree—but there are many that I could start today if I just buckled down and got serious (or got off my duff!). 🙂
So, that’s what today has been about. I’ve been pondering the road ahead and I came up with a great idea; a way to keep tabs on everything. I’m dedicating this space—my Looking Forward page—to some of my dreams, goals and ideas for the year ahead.
- Write a short story (and eventually a novel)
- Start a non-profit (I’ll elaborate on this later)
- Learn more about photography
- Take a dance class
That’s a good start. I’m sure I’ll think of more but that’s enough to get going. I’m excited to revisit this again soon, to think about what steps I need to take to move forward.
Even if they’re little steps.
Little by little does the trick.Aesop