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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Yours & your character's goals for 2013...

Happy New Year!!

I can't believe it's already 2013 and the beginning of a new year filled with possibilities, exciting successes, the strengthening of friendships with family and friends and the beginning of new relationships. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I'm not going to stress myself out and expect to make tons of changes at one time. I'm the type that shuts down when faced with a task that seems unmanageable...can anyone say writer's block? I'm pleased I've learned that much about myself and the importance of taking things a step at a time (which I plan to do with this blog topic).

My first move toward reaching my goals is to write them. Easy enough. I'm already moving in the right direction!

I've read advice suggesting to list your hopes and desires with as much detail as possible and then reread them often to remain focused. I know some people create dream boards or collages showing images representative of what they desire. I haven't yet. If any of you have I would love your comments on how it's helped you visualize or reach your goals.

TIP: Break your list into categories for ex. writing, relationships, finances, work, etc...

As I'm writing this I wonder what my main characters goals would be for the year. I bet writing them and actually letting my characters do the talking will reveal more of their personalities. Hopefully, creating characters who resonate with feeling.

Feel free to comment on how you plan to reach your goals, if you've set any and what your steps are to reaching them. I'll continue to blog about positive thinking, feeling gratitude, staying focused and anything I discover that others might find useful to make this year a great one.

Happy New Year!


  1. Jenna, I found your reference to collages interesting. When I was a bereavement volunteer with a Hospice, our "final exam" in the group therapy was that the survivors make three part collages: 1) How things were before the event 2) how you see yourself now. and 3) how you envision your future.

    This was very revealing and gave them a lot to work on and discuss with each other.

  2. Happy New Year!

    I'm definitely a goal setting, bucket list making, dreamboard decorating kind of gal. Somehow, when you do that, it works. I think half the battle is knowing what it is you want. When you do, you're half way there.