- Back to the Geographer's Corner -
(#1) I like beginning a new time period... any time period. A new day, a new week: sometimes I even enjoy celebrating new moons (28 day cycles based on the phases of the moon: last night was a full moon so we're right in the middle right now). Today, it is a new year. I've not made a lot of new year resolutions in my life, but I did make a few this year. I won't share them at this point: I'd rather tell you when they're finished, or at least well under way. However, I feel comfortable mentioning one of them. I am resolving to be more consistent in my writing and my publication. I've realized that one of my personal difficulties with releasing my material to the public is that I want it to be perfect: whatever that means. I'm not even sure myself, except that I can tell when something is not perfect. And it usually takes so long getting something right that it never leaves my desk. This perspective affects me in many parts of my life, but particularly in regard to my writing. I want it to be good, and pride-worthy... and as a result no-one ever sees much of it.
That being said, I'm trying to put this into a concrete resolution. I've had a specific number of words I've been trying to write for the last couple of years; I'm a little behind right now so I've got to catch up. Once I get there (or in the process of reaching that goal) I'd like to post more often on Gather, and to actually organize my posts enough that they become a coherent reflection of my interests and my outlook, and not just a random reflection of what has drawn my attention for a moment. I think I'll even try to create my own “group” this year. Is that enough for a resolution?
It is for me.