Focus

Yesterday, I said my word for 2021 will be kindness. I want to add a second word (I figure I am a grown adult and if there is a one word rule, I am breaking it.) FOCUS.

I have so many ideas. So many things I want to do. Places to visit. Changes to make. The thing that makes it hard to accomplish everything, is lack of focus.

Where do I start?

What is the priority?

What if I fail?

What if I succeed?

Does it matter?

Will anyone care?

So many thoughts. So many things to do.

I started a notebook of projects and goals. This year I added strategies on how to accomplish my goals. I figure if I treat life projects the way I treat work projects, I might have a good chance of reaching my goals.

So this year coming up, my words to ponder and rest on are kindness and focus. What are yours?

2021

Every year around this time I return to this blog and make a few posts. Along the way, the year happens and I either put writing on the back burner or write and don’t publish. I have a few 2020 unpublished posts, but not many.

This has been an interesting and challenging year. Working from home, visiting with family by zoom, missing hugs and in person events…

Like many, I am looking forward to 2021. I have no illusions that when the year turns over things will immediately be different, but there is that glimmer of hope that maybe with a vaccine, we can see people in person again and I can visit with my mom and dad.

My word for 2021 is kindness. We need more of it. There are so many people who are angry and polarized. There is more to life than politics and we have to remember that we are all neighbors and we are Americans.

So for 2021, remember- it is cool to be kind.