I enjoy the quiet reflection that this time of year affords. We have a beautiful little tree inside of the house lighting up the cold and dark. Work has slowed down and I’m reflecting on the projects I have experimented with in the past few years and how they have helped me, and others, grow.
I set goals for myself this time of year and makes plans for reaching them. I’m at a healthy place with planning these days. As a freelancer, I appreciate the routine that plans bring to my life. Plans free up my brain so that I can spend less energy worrying about how to structure my time and more energy doing the work that helps moves me forward. Here’s the healthy part: I don’t beat myself up if I get off course. Life happens. Opportunities arise. Things get in the way. The plan is something I can return to as life allows. A compass. A grounding.