The Life Of A Writer – 2011 Recap: Vision boards, goals, and more!
At the beginning of every year, I have started to document my previous year’s journey and in doing so I can account for what I’ve gotten accomplished and what I need to work on for the coming year.
With that being said…
2011 is a year that I will never forget.
It was a year of immense growth. It resulted in me really learning who I was at the core. It caused me not to rely on people, but on faith instead. I was tested on many different levels but I learned rather quickly not to sweat the small stuff.
On a professional level, 2011 marked the second year that I worked full-time on my business Write One Publications, Inc. To anyone who’s ever wanted to run their own business and to do so successfully, please know that it takes an immense amount of work and time. Some days you will be drained, but there may be one thing that happens throughout the course of your day to make you realize it was all worth it.
In 2011 I had the opportunity to wear all those different hats and work with other businesses in capacities that allowed me to expand my brand. I assisted in coordinating a film festival, countless interviews, and other opportunities that allowed me to grow my company.
There were some opportunities that I passed on. Those opportunities didn’t work with my brand, however the people that I decided to work collaboratively with were nothing short of amazing. They provided value to me as I did to them, truly understanding the idea of networking.
I learned so much about drive and passion.
You would be amazed at how far it can take you.
There were days when I was literally on “E” and someone would send me an email or leave me a message on YouTube telling me how much they appreciated what I was doing and it would give me the steam I needed to make it through the week.
While in some ways 2011 was challenging, I am grateful for the challenges that I endured because it helped me understand the journeys of those people who come before me. People who have shared their stories and given me hope to keep pressing forward. As I look back on my vision board, much of what I wanted for my business and personal life has been accomplished, so now its time to realign and create a new board.
So I’m beginning my process for 2012. I’m realigning my goals, creating a vision board and speaking into existence what I want for my life in 2012.
On a personal note, my family lost two patriarchs in the latter part of 2011; my uncle who passed in September and my dad who died in December. Losing loved ones reaffirms the shortness and uncertainty of life and so in their honor, I press forward with my 2012. What are your goals for 2012? Please share in the comment section below.