Have you ever been conflicted? Not sure of where to lay your focus? Feeling committed, but not sure what to?
Well as I type this I am feeling that way, too. In recent months (since starting this blog) I have been on a journey of discovery and learning. I have joined and engaged in many social media sites, met some great people online and learnt so much from their perspectives and their work.
I have researched and written more this year than ever (most of which has landed here as posts). And I have met you, my readers and from the comments that have been left and the emails sent, I have learnt much about you. And loved it.
So what’s all this end of year, reflection about? Well, as I said I am conflicted. All the same, after some thought and consideration, I have come to a decision (at least a temporary one!) that for the next few months (or possibly just weeks) I need to shift my focus. I have a lifetime goal and I need to get working on it.
That goal is one of getting my e-book into print and this will require a lot more of my time, energy and focus and as a result I think I will have to give something up.
I love writing this blog. Love, love, love it!! Even on days when I don’t receive heaps of comments I always still derive so much pleasure and satisfaction just from completing the task of researching and writing about a topic that I love and am passionate about.
A Fork In The Road
However, my print book is calling me!! The images for its design and layout keep popping up in mind! I dream about it. I think about it and I can almost see it on the table in front of me. I have always believed that this is where real goal setting begins – in your mind. From there, the rest will follow, but as the e-book itself says – IF IT IS TO BE, IT’S UP TO ME!
This was my goal setting mantra during my weight loss journey and so now, it is still the same as I aim for my next goal of getting my book into print.
So I guess you know where all this is leading. Yes, I am going on a temporary break from writing this blog.
I may be back sooner rather than later. Who knows? I guess it all depends on how quickly I move through the mini goals I have currently in front of me (I start with mini goals or tasks and find that this way, I will eventually reach THE BIG GOAL – oh, just remembered – that’s another weight loss tip from my e-book!).
Part Time Participation
I will be popping in and out of the blogosphere all the same, to visit other people’s blogs and see what they’re writing about. I will also still try to participate in ICOMLEAV week, which starts next week, as I have already signed up for that and I am a big believer in committment, so I will stick to that one!
Although, I am excited to be working on my print book, I am also happy that I have already achieved another goal of having it available here on the net. By the way, please forgive me, but I may as well give it a plug 🙂 – if you (or anyone you know and love) needs a little extra weight loss inspiration this coming Christmas and New year, don’t forget about my e-book!!
It’s only $3.99 !!! Now that is a good price! The print book will cost much more and most copies I believe will be sold off-line, so the e-book alternative is great for social networking users like you and me!
The Last Bit
Anyhow, that’s my update, friends. I will definitely still be around the blogosphere trenches, as am sure I will miss it too much to keep away altogether!! But perhaps my presence will not be so apparent here on this blog, in the form of my writing. I won’t be too far away though 🙂
Before I close this post, I would also like to take a minute to say thank you. Thank you to all of you for being here, for reading and for your participation and contribution on my blogging journey. God bless, you all.
I also would like to personally wish you all the very best with your own New Year commitments and goals. You can do it!! 🙂 🙂
If you would like to chat to someone else who is also working toward a New Goal for the New Year, please do!! I would be very pleased to hear from you 🙂
Do you have any lifetime goals you would like to start work on? Not sure when it would be a good time to get started on them?
Love to hear about it or from anyone who would like to share any specific ideas or strategies that have helped them reach their goals. All ideas shared are very much appreciated. I adore hearing from you, guys! 🙂
Happy Holidays Everyone and All The Best For Your Own Goal Setting and New Year’s commitments!!
God Bless and Lots of Hugs,