Thursday, July 2, 2015

Isn’t It A Little Early For New Year’s List?

By Susan Reichert, Editor-in-Chief, Southern Writers Magazine

I don’t know about you, but it’s time for me to begin looking at the first part of this year, 2015 and see what I accomplished from my list I made New Year’s Eve, 2014. Why so early you ask? Well, I believe you have to have a plan in order to meet your goals. Just like you have to have a map to reach your new destination in a car. Therefore, now that July 2015 is here, I need to see what corrections need to be made on my goals for the remainder of the year and be sure to include these to do before the end of the year. You see this will help me to make sure I stay on point to reach my goals.  Checking on loose ends, making sure they are tied up so to speak. Must be sure not to overlook anything. After all, if it was on my list, then it was important enough for me to make certain it is done. I know, it sounds like a lot of work, but in reality, it really saves me a lot of work.

It’s not fun going through months and having that “little gnawing” in the back of your mind that you’ve forgotten something.

I also want to make sure I spent the time with my family and friends. We all need that special time of nurturing each other. Sometimes they are overlooked when we are hard at work. After all, we are most fortunate to have our families and friends, we need to make sure we spend quality time with them. 

Once I get my list made, corrections notated with instructions then I can continue with the rest of my year knowing I am on track to accomplish my goals.

With time and age comes the realization that we want to spend our time productive not only in our careers but also and most importantly with our family and friends and give back to our community and help others.

I am anticipating with much excitement the things I will accomplish before this year ends, as I am sure you are. I also look forward to the wonderful surprises that will meet me along the way in this second part of the year. After all variety is what put’s a spring in our step.

We who write are blessed. We have the opportunity to put words to paper, build exciting worlds for others to enjoy and create characters we all love and hate. I know we all agree it’s a little piece of heaven to be able to sit and curl up with a good book.

So on with the second part of 2015…creating characters, building worlds, and giving delight to those who choose to pick up our writings and enter into our imaginations.

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