As I check in on my Radical goals, there is one issue that concerns me the most. I will be changing one of my goals. I originally said that within a year I would have two short stories completed and seeking publication. This is not happening. It is not because I don’t believe I have the talent or because I don’t have the time. It is because I don’t have the focus. It has been overshadowed by another writing endeavor.
Last year on of my goal was to start my own entertainment blog. Thus, Stars in Her Eye was born. I get decent traffic and a few comments, but more than anything it gets my writing out. Soon after the blog went live, I was asked to join TVForFreaks.com as their resident Criminal Minds “expert.” While not a paying gig, it’s exactly what I wanted to happen. Someone saw my writing and appreciated it. With my own blog, plus the Radical 7even blog, and, now, writing for TV For Freaks, I have to concentrate on my blogging. So my new goal:
Focus on my blogging by doing an entry at least twice a week for Stars in Her Eyes, one or two entries per week for TV for Freaks, and write a Radical 7even blog at least twice a month (hopefully more).
Now to check in with my other goals.
There are three I have done well with. I think I have done well with my friendship goal. I have been in touch with my entire friend via letters, visits, and texts. Plus they threw me an amazing 30th birthday party. These are my soul mates, and I take this goal super seriously. As I reported before, the relationship goal has been met. I have a wonderful boyfriend who takes care of me and is so sweet. He tries to make me happy, has his own friends, and helps me deal with my own issues. This may be the one God has had me waiting for! I did create a saving account even though I have not created a budget. But half this goal is completed.
The last three started off strong but petered out as I got busy and stressed around the holidays and issues at work. I was keeping up with my Bible, devotional reading, and my exercise routine. But then I was just too tired, stressed, and depleted to keep going. While I have been doing well with taking time off, keeping up with doctor’s appointments and medications and drinking one glass of water a day, I am falling behind in every other area in my health goal. So now it’s time to get off my butt and get back on the Radical track.
I am going to give it my all and stay on this journey with God! Happy New Year!