I set out to write a different post. I thought about big splashy titles like “Letting Go Of PERFECTION in 2015” and “What Do You Need To Do To Be Successful in 2015?” but none of these were tickling my pickle.
So, I did what I recommend to anyone with a case of writer’s block, I went back and looked at what I wrote last year.
The post, What Made You Jealous This Year? (A Different Way To Set Your New Year’s Goals), not only jump started my creativity, it allowed me to clearly see what I’ve accomplished this year.
And I believe that before you jump into the nitty gritty of thinking about what you want to do this year, you have to look at what you have DONE this year, and take a second to be grateful/proud of those things.
So, before I list the things that made me jealous this year a.k.a. the goals I will be working on for 2015, I want to take a second to be grateful for the goals I’ve achieved in 2014.
Here’s the breakdown:
Last year I said I was Jealous of: Career Change Announcements
A Goal I Achieved This Year Was: A Career Change Announcement!
In addition to starting a new day job that allows me to do pretty much all of the things I love (marketing, branding, social media, and teaching), I’ve been able to shift away from freelance writing, and start using the skills I’ve built as a journalist to help entrepreneurs and business owners to develop brand strategies that have some serious soul. I love nothing more than seeing people with good ideas flourish!
Last year I said I was Jealous of: Travel
A Goal I Achieved This Year Was: Traveled to several new places, and got my hinny out on the beach, hunny!
Ya’ll, last year people’s travel pics killed me. I wanted sand! I wanted sun! And none of that happened in 2013. The only place I flew to was home for my high school reunion. Fun, but not enough to quell my adventurous spirit.
This year I went to South Carolina (Myrtle Beach and Charleston), to Boston (where I ended up driving myself, a friend, and three strangers after our bus broke down on the side of the road!), and now I’m heading to Vermont to ring in the New Year. Next year will also be a big year for travel as well.
Last year I said I was Jealous of: People Who Were Merging Passion Projects With Careers
A Goal I Achieved This Year Was: See #1 above
Okay, so now that we’ve gotten 2013-14 out of the way, can we talk about 2014-15, now?
Organized and Community Focused Bloggers: I’m a part of so many great groups on Facebook (pretty much the best thing about Facebook these days), that I’ve started to kick myself for sitting on my ideas of building a group for The Fab Life Project. I’d love to have a space where we can talk about goals for biz and life, and give support to each other as people that are DETERMINED to live life beyond the status quo.
Quick Crowdsourcing: Is this something you’d want to be a part of? Let me know in the comments!
Speakers + Workshop Leaders: Dude! I have so many ideas for workshops I’d like to lead, webinars I want to run, and speeches that I want to give, but this dream has fallen on the way, way back burner of things that I want to pursue. However, every time I read about someone giving a talk, or preparing for a workshop, I feel that twinge inside that lets me know, I need to get on the ball with this.
People Who Are Very Organized: I’m not the messiest person, but I also know that a lot of areas in my life could stand for me to be more organized, or have more structure in place so that I can spend less time thinking about the little things, and more time getting stuff done.
I just read this really great article on The Week about productivity that actually made a lot of sense to be, as usually I find some productivity tips to be extreme (Sleep is a non negotiable for me. I need my beauty rest!). But those were some tips I could groove too.
So, what made you jealous in 2014?
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