So many of us are adamant that we do not make New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe that’s because we have always realised that by the second week every January all those fine intentions had gone by the board.
Having had the immense pleasure and privilege of having all the Gauteng & KZN Janekes who are presently in Cape Town at my home yesterday, it was a good time to ask about New Year’s Resolutions. As I expected no-one admitted to having any at all but we did all agree that we sure hope 2011 turns out to be a better year than 2010!
2010 for me was a disaster. Full stop. Yes, for sure, there were some highlights but in my mind those highs are completely overshadowed by difficulties & challenges in every single area of my life. I am not dwelling on what is past but it is helpful to me to just write down what happened and then to seal it off and continue on the Odyssey.
In the latter half of the year, crucial health matters took a back seat while business challenges just escalated unbelievably and unexpectedly. Fortunately the issues do not entail loss of business income but rather difficulties with backlogged work; hardware and software hassles; re-location of home/home-based business (>200 boxes!! – ); ADSL line and network challenges; sooper-dooper new software with all the bells and whistles being too advanced for many of my clients’ computer systems to read; the departure of a highly valued essential employee; all of which have increased the original backlog.. This boring list could go on and and on but I will spare you……..
For me, New Year is definitely a time reflect on what I want – no WILL – achieve in the coming year. Bottom-line, it’s actually really simple to define BUT very, very difficult to achieve:
1 Resume the Odyssey
2. Sort out business challenges.
Paying attention to health matters and resolving work issues will free up some ME TIME! Great heavens how I long for ME TIME! ME TIME on a regular basis that is. Not just snatched time while feeling guilty about being away from my computers.
So dear readers, what are your resolutions for 2011? I’d love to hear about them!