This will be the year I believe in magic.
This will be the year I dream my wildest dreams and wholeheartedly believe that each one of them will come true.
Believing in magic doesn’t mean I will work less. This will be the year I hustle harder than I ever have before. But this year I will accept that sometimes hustle isn’t enough. Sometimes you need magic.
And magic is that place where gumption meets grace.
Grace is my word for the year because I need more than will power; I need a higher power.
Grace is my word for the year because I need to learn to be gentle with myself and with my loved ones. Grace is my word for the year because believing in magic means believing in miracles.
I have 7 major goals for 2017 because I’m told seven is a magical number.
This year I will
- Build See Jane Write to 500 dues-paying members.
- Grow my blog traffic to an average of 100,000 monthly pageviews.
- Write and self-publish a book.
- See my byline in one of my favorite national magazines.
- Participate in a women’s small group at church all year.
- Take a real vacation with my husband.
- Lose 30 pounds.
I’ve written all these down in a notebook and drafted plans on how I will accomplish each goal.
I have several smaller goals, too. I’ve written down those on slips of colorful paper and stuffed them in a jar and I believe this jar is magical because I believe any and everything I’ve placed in this jar can and will be mine. That’s how magic works.
Each day I will take a few goals from my jar, read them and imagine how it will feel when those dreams are realized. This will keep me motivated during those tough times, when I need magic to get me through the mess, when I need grace to get me through the grime.
I want this to be a magical year for you, too.
If you need help setting your writing and blogging goals for 2017, join me tomorrow (Tuesday, January 3) at 6:30 pm CT for a free online goal-setting workshop. You can sign up here.
Now go be magical.