For the last few years I have selected a word to be an overarching theme for the new year.
This year the word is “completion”. Why? Because I have so many outstanding projects right now that I need to finish them before I start anything new.
That doesn’t mean I finish things blindly. If something is not worth my while anymore, I consider chucking it completing it.
So what am I going to complete?
- Reading my backlog of magazines
- Reading most of my non-fiction backlog
- My 2nd Einstein jacket
- The d*mn quilt
- One of my books
- The blog revamp
And dozens of other smaller projects that I just haven’t made time for.
It’s been liberating, in a way. I’ve been conscious to take on nothing new, and to work on the backlog. It feels very good to check off another item. Freeing, too.