If I were to create a new religion, I would make New Year’s Day its holiest day of the year.
Don’t worry, I’m not starting a new religion.
Only think of it — this is the time of year we feel both the desire and the ability to start over. To give up bad habits, start good habits — to basically become the person we’ve always wanted to be.
Now, I admit, I’ve never had any serious addictions to overcome, but I deeply admire those who have. The closest I’ve come to it was giving up Blistex. (Hey, you don’t think that was hard? Chapped lips are hell, man!)
The point is, we long to be better people, and that constant striving is something almost holy. Don’t you think?
Of course, there are all sorts of goals we can make to improve lives. Career goals, health goals … a more organized closet. That’s a good goal.
I’ve noticed quite a few bloggers are using this time to make goals for their blogs. After giving it some thought, pondering new things I could do with my blog, writing goals to make, challenges to aim for … I came up with squat.
I don’t think I’m ready to make any big changes or set new goals for the blog just yet. However, I did come up with a few things I can do to support other bloggers:
- I’ve noticed several bloggers I visit have written books — I see them on their sidebars but have never looked at them. That changes this year. Each month, I will select at least one book to purchase, whether it’s an ebook or a printed copy, and I WILL READ IT! (I’ve already started this, by the way. I purchased one last night, an ebook for 99 cents. Who knew they were so cheap? What took me so long?!)
- If I like the book, I will leave a positive review on Amazon. If I didn’t like it … I’ll just, um, be quiet about it. (I’m feeling pretty good about the one I just started. Laughed at several points already, and I’m only on the introduction.)
- At some point, not sure when, I’ll add a page with links to blogs I recommend, websites, books, and maybe podcasts too. You know – spread the love – that kind of thing.
And those are my goals for this year. That and a clean closet, but you don’t need to hear about that.
What about you? Have you made any goals for the New Year?