Sunday, November 25, 2007

Year-End Resolution Analysis

Well, I hesitate to say this because I am so not ready for it. But, the end of the year is almost upon us. I know, it's painful to hear, isn't it?

One of the things I always like to do is take a look at what I wanted to accomplish during the year, and what I managed to do. It may not be resolutions made on New Year's Day, but I always have a mental list of things I wanted to do before the next year rolled around.

Diet. Uh yeah. That's a four letter word and I didn't do too well with it this year. But, there is always next year, and I haven't gained. So, for me, that is good enough.

Socialize more. I realize that sound strange, but I tend to stay in the same circles. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I know that it limits me. I knew going into this year that I needed to become more social, and get to know more people. This has been tough for me, but I think I have accomplished this. I have met so many wonderful people online through the various groups I belong to. I intend to continue this goal through each year, because you can never have too many friends.

Make my day job less of a priority. I have always been the type of person that focused too heavily on my career. I never quite learned how to not take it home with me, and my worries or needs from there tended to bleed over into my personal life. This year, I have done a much better job not letting that happen. I have my writing to thank for that, because it IS my priority now.

So, how has your year been for you? Anything you still want to accomplish before Dec 31st?

Have a great day!


Eva S said...

Hi Cara,
I read about you in Jennifer's blog and I love to find new paranormal authors. I hope to get to read your book someday!
Your goals are just great and I think I'll try them next year. Now it's a little bit late, especially the diet-goal since all the wonderful chocolate already is in every shop...

Cara Carnes said...

Eva -

I know exactly what you mean about the chocolate. It is a really big weakness of mine, especially around the holidays with all that wonderful fudge. It calls my