For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
I have lost count of the number of people I have heard this week saying, "Where has this year gone?".
Before you get completely consumed by Christmas, now is a good time to review exactly where your year has gone and celebrate your achievements. It is both a time of completion of the year which is making its' farewells and of preparation for the year which will soon be knocking at the door.
At the beginning of this year at a Creatives Hub meeting, we were taken through a series of questions which I will be using again as a prompt for my planning for 2014. I am sharing them with you as I found them extremely useful. Your answers could be the beginning of a more detailed plan, or even be your whole plan for 2014. You don't need to take hours over them, so turn the phone off for about 15 minutes, grab yourself a cup of your favourite beverage and a notepad, and answer these questions:
1. What went well in 2013?
2. What didn't go as well/where could I learn?
3. What were my biggest achievements?
4. How would I sum up 2013 in 5 words?
5. What is my word for 2014?
6. What would I like to do more of?
7. What would I like to do less of?
8. What things do I want to start in 2014?
Congratulations on everything that you achieved and all that you learnt, and very best wishes for all you want to do in 2014.
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