This weekend I read Regina Brett’s 45 life lessons and 5 to grow on. Brett is currently a vibrant 90 years old woman who writes a column for the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. Her column was posted to Facebook and quickly went viral. “It is the most requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more.”
Needless to say, I love every piece of advice on the list! I resolve to read her life lessons weekly… if not daily! I believe that her sage advice will help me realize a few key goals for 2013.
#18 Writer’s write. If you want to be a writer, write.
One of my resolutions for Flown The Coop in 2013 is to regularly blog. Last week I was excited to committed to FOLK Magazine’s Weekly Journal/Blogging Challenge. It helps to have a weekly prompt and a community to share a common thread. The journal agenda has inspired me to create a 2013 calendar of prompts for Flown The Coop. This is only the second week of the year, but I’m off to a good start! By writing regularly, I could possibly realize my dream of writing a book someday!
#22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
I resolve to be more organized and intentional with the business aspects of Flown The Coop. I know, boring. While I love buying trips and the creative side of Flown The Coop, book keeping and tracking inventory is a high priority this year. With a brand new inventory program, I hope to see clearly what direction to take our merchandise. I already have our inventory uploaded and am ready to flow in the creative side of business.
#23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
OK! I love having fun. I resolve to laugh at myself more in 2013. “Eccentric now, not later,” is my new motto. Instead of setting weight loss and fitness goals as I should, my goal is to loosen up and not take life so seriously. I have a feeling that weight loss might happen naturally if I stay busy living a fun filled life.
#25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
With 2012 in the rear view mirror, I hope 2013 will be marked with happiness. I will use Miss Regina’s list as a way to keep things in perspective. I will invest in relationships and community throughout the year. I will intentionally be thankful for my blessings and take notice of miracles.
Wether I accomplish all my writing goals and remain organized throughout the year, my ultimate goal is to proclaim 2013 as a happy and productive year.
I’d love to hear from you! What are your goals & resolutions for 2013?
And the birds fluttered around her in the sky writing “YES” in the sky!