Was in Starbucks this morning getting my usual, when my barista asked if I was ready for New Year’s and if I had any big plans. I looked at her slightly puzzled and said, “When is it?” She stopped steaming my milk, put her hand on her hip and replied, “You’re kidding, right?!” Actually, I wasn’t.
Things have been rather tumultuous in my world lately and the date is the last thing on my mind. But I bought myself a bottle of California Pink Champagne this afternoon, and if I should happen to be awake at the stroke of midnight, then I’ll pop the cork and toast the New Year. If not, it’ll save for brunch !
Being confronted with the realization that another year is coming to an abrupt close, I started thinking about what goals I’ve reached and missed in 2005 and how the year has panned out for me overall. I’d have to say it’s been a good one. And while I don’t personally buy into the whole resolution bit, I’ve made a mental list of goals that I plan to achieve in 2006.
The most frustrating mark I missed this year was only publishing one novel, but I made great strides in deciding to collaborate with a co-author and am happy with the creative progress we’ve made together. I vowed when I started this venture that I wouldn’t let it interfere with my planned path, and although I’ve gotten a little off my track, I feel good about the new terrain I find myself on and believe that bigger and better things are on the horizon in the very near future.
Whatever goals, plans or resolutions you’ve set for yourself in 2006…I hope you exceed your own expectations…that’s my plan!!