I’m a lil’ bit behind in my plans for 2013; being under the weather will do that. That being said, I’m no different than anybody else in having new plans, aspirations, and hopes for this year.
My main hope for this year is to grow. I want to grow mentally, emotionally, financially, and most of all spiritually. I’ve spent a good amount of my life the last years focusing more on external things than I have internally. While I’d like to say I still have seen some growth inwardly, it’s not nearly as much as I’d like. God’s been pricking my heart on quite a few things and I need to get cracking on them. Many of them have been on my heart for a while, but this is the year to make them happen.
In this new year, I want to be a better writer. I want to continue to hone my skills and become more consistent in how I write. I’ve learned over the last year that I’m only as good as the amount of time I dedicate to this. I’m reluctant to call writing my craft because I don’t feel like I do it justice. At the same time, it is my craft because it’s in my heart, and on mind. I’m no professional, but I feel if I give it the nurturing it needs, I can become one.
2013 will see me being less of a observer and more of a participant. I’ve lived over 30 years as a person who didn’t make waves. I’ve always tried to maintain a level of anonymity in my life. This has been both good and bad. But I’m purposing this year to live purposefully. I will be actively engaged in life itself.
Finally, this year I want to be a better man. Not for anybody, though my family will benefit, but because I need to be. Too many men are sliding through life, taking it as it comes. We wonder when “real” men are going to stand up. Well, I deign to be one of those real men that is sought after.
These are my goals for the already started new year, what are yours?