Shaping 2010

One of the most amazing women I blog stalk is Rachel Coleman, the co-creator of the Signing Time series and a mom of two girls. This week on her blog she had an inspiring post on Creating The Year 2010. For the past few years, she and her family have declared each year The Year of ___________. They’ve had The Year of No More Somedays, The Year of Fun & Adventure and The Year of Health & Fitness. 

I love the idea and started thinking about creating my own 2010. I’ve decided it is going to be The Year of If Not Now, Then When? No more procrastinating on those projects floating around in my mind or the adventures I want to plan with my family. This year I will take the time to pursue all those story ideas I’ve come up with and make time for more of my personal writing. It is too late to make it to Punxsutawney for Groundhog Day this year, but I’m going to start researching hotels and book a trip for 2011.

I’m going to print my new little mantra out and pin it above my desk, so each day I’m reminded to take advantage of the opportunities that come my way. And for those opportunities that I just can’t pursue right now, I’m going to answer the question of ‘when?’ I hope to come up with more concrete answers than ‘someday’ or ‘when things slow down.’ 

Thanks, Rachel, for the great idea and for offering up so much inspiration on your blog!

And, I’m curious, what is your year 2010 going to be? 

3 Responses to “Shaping 2010”

  1. Sandy says:

    I love it! I am going to declare one for myself this year too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Rachel Coleman says:

    I print mine out and keep it on my dashboard. I spend WAY to much time in my car, but at least I can keep my perspective present while I’m in there.
    (“Blog stalk” heh, heh. Right back at you Mindy.)
    ~Rachel

  3. Kelly says:

    Oh! I love that idea, too. I have so many things to choose from. I don’t know what I’ll pick.

  1. Sandy says:

    I love it! I am going to declare one for myself this year too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Rachel Coleman says:

    I print mine out and keep it on my dashboard. I spend WAY to much time in my car, but at least I can keep my perspective present while I’m in there.
    (“Blog stalk” heh, heh. Right back at you Mindy.)
    ~Rachel

  3. Kelly says:

    Oh! I love that idea, too. I have so many things to choose from. I don’t know what I’ll pick.