It is March, those goals, hopes and plans we declared at the start of this year may be waning. Perhaps they petered out by the end of January. Or slowed down during the month of February.
Here we are at the start of March. I admit it has been hit or miss for my goals thus far. Some I have concentrated on more as others fell to the wayside. But it’s not too late.
January first is not the only day for.a fresh start. Make today your day to go after your goals, dreams and hopes.
Achieving a goal is hard work. It can be exhausting, frustrating and disheartening when the results don’t show immediately.
Results come from your persistence. Putting into the hard work and being consistent will change that.
You can do this. You will do this.
In just a months time will begin Nanowrimo,(National November Writing Month). A chance to write your own story! This takes place during the month of November.
Thirty one days to let go and let your story come to life. You can join a community of writers both online and in real life. Which I highly encourage as it helps to motivate. Seek out local write ups, follow the hashtags #Nanowrimo #nano on Twitter.
It is a month to finally write that first draft that has been waiting to come out. The story you have been waiting to write. Use this month to prepare, plot and think. November first will begin the mad dash of an entire month of writing!
I have participated in years past and while I never “won” (meaning you have a word count of 65,000 to 80,000 word count) . But it did push me.
I learned how to push through those hard days. Close up plot holes .To look at the bigger picture of my story
Gain confidence in my skills.
At the end what you will have is a full first draft, ready for you to work over. Please do not send off your Nanowrimo draft to publishers. It will need polish. And research which agents to send your novel off to. Again Twitter is a great tool for this.
Due to my schedule this year, I will not be able to participate this year. But during this month I will use my Mid Week Motivator posts to give tips and encourage those of you who choose to participate.
Dream chasing is not for the faint of heart. There is no movie montage that speeds through your journey. Your dream may take twists and turns you did not for see. You may need to hit the pause button at times because life intervenes.
The days that are hard and frustrating are the foundation of your dreams. Getting through them motivates you to continue onward. You will be faced with learning about yourself, where you excel and where you do not.
Lean into all that. Learn and grow. Adapt to what may come change the original plan. Pursue your dreams. Keep on keeping on.
I am. I do. I try.
I am a dreamer.
I am a doer.
I am going to try my best.
Credit Mua Loa Photography
Starting this blog just over two years ago, my goal was to tell my story of weight loss. Beginning over at Blogger and later moving over here at WordPress a year ago. Later this year I will make the move to my own home on the web.
Often it can feel as if my words are being sent out into a void. After all, my blog is rather small and the interwebs is so vast. I also don’t push my posts onto my fb friends, and refrain from asking them to read it.
I don’t get a lot of comments (but I have slowly gathered likes and follows here. Thank you!). So its easy for me to forget that my words are having an impact. People are reading it. This was brought home to me the other day.
A friend surprised me by complimenting my writing skills. As well as a post from earlier that week.
It was enough encouragement for me to continue on with writing this blog and other stuff.
It just goes to show you never know when you are having an impact. Your hard work is being seen. If it isn’t now, it will be.
You just never know.
Any day can be the first day! You decide when to begin a new journey, whether if its your health, pursuing a dream or taking care of business. Mid week, mid month or midyear. It’s your beginning, your dream. Are you ready? Go start something!
I know, it is weeks away. Trust me, those weeks will fly by! Before we know it will be News Year Eve. What do you want to do differently this coming year? What dreams, hopes or goals do you have? You don not need to have all the answers or any of the answers right now. However, you should consider these questions in the next few weeks as we prepare to say goodbye to this year.
Maybe you do know what it is you want from your life, want you want to change and it is scaring the crap out of you. This is normal. This is fine. Look fear in the face and pursue your dreams!