Confessions of a Goal Digger

Monday, December 7, 2015

I am a dreamer, a dreamer with goals galore. You can call me a “goal digger” if you’d like. I even have the T-shirt. My writing, blogging, and business goals are usually the last things I’m thinking about before I fall asleep at night and typically the first things on my mind in the morning. I’m constantly brainstorming ideas for blog posts, articles, and personal essays. I’m constantly pondering ways I can grow See Jane Write, my membership organization, and consulting service for women writers and bloggers. It’s probably not inaccurate to say that I am obsessed with my work. Is this healthy? Is this normal? I’m not sure that I care if it is or not.
Because of my goal-digging ways I spend the month of December ready to pop. I’m bursting with excitement for the New Year. And yes, I am one of those people who loves New Year’s Eve. In fact, I’d be fine with fast forwarding through the stressful and obscenely expensive holiday of Christmas and skipping right to Dec. 31.
Yes, I am one of those people who create a long list of goals and resolutions for the New Year and, yes, I believe in magic. I believe that the act of hanging a new calendar on my wall will give me all I need to keep these resolutions of mine and to bring my dreams to fruition. I know it’s silly, but I am unfazed. However, a highly successful blogger that I truly admire recently reminded me and her other fans that when you have big dreams you must respect the process. Don’t stay constantly fixed on your destination, she said. You must learn to enjoy the journey.
I especially need this reminder in December; otherwise I’ll spend the entire month counting down to midnight of January 1. But how do we goal diggers do this? How do we set our aspirations for the next year and look forward to 2016 yet still enjoy the final days of 2015?...
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  1. You really do make me wanna blog....just a little bit 😉

  2. You really do make me wanna blog....just a little bit 😉

    1. You should, Valerie. Check out this post I wrote last week called 6 ways blogging will change your life.

  3. Hey Javacia. I am doing a 12 days of Christmas blogging if you're interested in participating.
    I am following you on Pinterest now too. I hope you'll check out my page too.

  4. I didn't realize you have another page. I've been trolling your blog looking for updates so now I'll sign up for your other one.
    I feel the same about writing. It's the last thing I think about most nights - even when i turn the light off, sometimes, I snatch my phone to write down an idea for something.
    That's the dream!
    You should check out my page sometimes. I'm living my own version of the dream there too.