I blog best in the morning when the sky is dark, the house is quiet and my mind is clear from a good sleep.  I have been perplexed with the coming year, hoping to find some clarity in 2015, some sort of defined purpose and goals that inspire me. I love setting goals, but my mind has been a whirlwind of insecurities and uncertainty with no focus.  There is so much going on with my day job as well as with my own blogging and websites that it’s paralyzing.  My mind keeps asking the question, how long can you do this?

I appreciate insight and suggestions from friends and colleagues, but sometimes all of the noise makes the water even murkier.

I am writing this with hopes that my mind will start to sort things out on its own as I determine how I can live and blog more simply and still find confidence and satisfaction in what I do.  Maybe that is my first goal of the year, to find confidence and satisfaction.

I still depend on my day job to pay the bills, so it is my primary focus and also the source of much of my uncertainty.  I started blogging and the new business because I wanted to learn something new. I wanted to learn more about doing things that i love and sharing the experience with other readers, friends and colleagues.

As I write this, I think that my second goal of the year will be education.  I want to learn from other bloggers and internet marketers. With education comes ideas and confidence.

I also like simplicity. Living simply speaks to me on many levels.  I don’t want to get caught up in trending social media & blogging requirements, but simply use those tools to produce thoughtful quality content that is useful information to be enjoy and appreciate by my readers.

I will take a breath and spend this early morning time to plan my day as simply as possible and take an hour or so for myself and my own well being.  I remind myself as I write this, that sometimes, as hard as it may seem, you just need to kindly force yourself to sit down and reflect for a few minutes to find the inspiration you are looking for.  You have all just witnessed that evolution.

Goals for 2105:

  1. Find confidence and satisfaction.
  2. Seek education from other like minded, respected bloggers & marketers.
  3. Live simply, thoughtfully and with quality.

Enjoy the Climb and Happy New Year!