This week was extremely busy between work, writing, studying, and beginning to plan my goals for 2012. It was so busy that I fell asleep trying to write my Thursday post on Wednesday night, and my post for today on Thursday night. Yet another reason to get ahead of the game, which is a work in progress.
Even as I sit here free writing, my mind is all over the place — partially because I just woke up. The thing is, this has nothing to do with stress about my job or a series of unfortunate occurrences. It’s all because of good things that happened to me this week. I’ve landed a mentor, received a call or email regarding three new incredible opportunities, watched a post on cover letters become the most successful post I’ve ever put on TRSJ, wrote a new post for UPTOWN in 20 minutes, and have started to work on where I want my writing to lead me. I even managed to collaborate on a project with someone I usually dread because of their communication style, and things went smoothly. Things have been going really well. The weather’s gotten colder, but my spirit has gotten warmer. I couldn’t be more thankful.
My mentor said something to me that really put things in perspective. Without going into too much detail, I’ll just say that the idea of “do you” has a completely new and game-changing meaning now. It doesn’t involve selfishness or competition. It means staying true to who you are and not trying to reach the largest audience (not just online, but in life in general). It’s about focusing on reaching the right people. It’s about knowing your end goal and mapping out all the necessary steps to get there and not letting anyone sway you off course. So I’ll be thinking about this over the next couple weeks. These won’t be resolutions that fall off by the end of January. I can promise you that.
I had an amazing week and I’m looking forward to what’s to come. How about you? Can you identify one good thing — no matter how small — that happened or that you’re thankful for? Overcome any obstacles? Have you started working on your goals for 2012? Let me know in the comments!
My signature is still in bed,