by Pauline Reneaux
2019 is now upon us in all her glory. The topic for this piece actually came to me about a month ago so I used the last days of 2018 to really look into my topic in great depth. Normally, people make their New Year’s resolutions and pack the gym, but often these well-meaning goals are very short lived. So, then the idea came to me as I looked at my own life, what if we make what we set out to accomplish on January 1st something we can stick to and achieve!! What if we identify a dream we have and then make a plan as to how we can achieve that dream in 2019? Make your dream something that is doable, but something that will put a spring in your step when we reach December and realize, hey, I really did it!! It doesn’t matter how big or small, if it’s something you have always wanted to do, write it down. For me, approaching 2019 in this fashion takes the pressure off and instead of “resolution” being a 4 letter word, so to speak, the 5 letter word “dream” turns into a 4 letter word that I can embrace, that word being LOVE!!
For me, I want to see my first novel published. I used November and December to lay the foundation so that I can turn this dream into a reality this year. I have all the pieces of the puzzle, and now 2019 is my time to make this dream come true. I use a little stuffed elephant to remind me of the old saying, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” This is for those times when working toward my dream becomes overwhelming or life has me slowing down. I have items around my house to remind me to believe in my dream. I would encourage you to do the same. The roses in my photo are to remind me that it is time to stop and smell the roses, because life goes by so quickly. They also remind me that sometimes the most beautiful things take time to bloom.
So what would you LOVE to do in 2019? What dream or dreams do you want to see fulfilled? Maybe make a vision board or a board on Pinterest that can represent your dream for 2019. I will work on my own vision board and will share that with you next month. I would love to hear from you. Our community has incredible creatives who love to help others discover their potential and I have always found great joy in bringing people together.
Until next month…
To learn more about Pauline Reneaux, visit her blog at Pauline-Reneaux.com. She welcomes email at firstname.lastname@example.org