It’s like looking at the Pliedes constellation… They are a tiny little cluster of stars, indirectly visible on clear nights.
If I look directly at it, I can’t see it. Look a little to the side of it and I can. That’s how I’m doing my resolutions this year. Maybe that way I’ll get something accomplished.
I know there are a few things I want to accomplish. Finish a few short stories, submit them, finish editing my book – those are the writing related ones.
Usually, I set a goal and work toward it. Then I feel frustrated when I can’t reach it by the time I’d allotted. This year, they’ll be running in the back of my mind all year, but as I’d mentioned in the first post of the year, I’m also trying to get non-writing parts of my life in motion too, so I’m trying to stay centered between the two sides.
If I focus on either one exclusively, the other falls out of range of vision. If I focus on neither, then both stay in sight, even if indirectly. Not sure how well this approach will work, but we’ll see.
It’s an experiment.