Happy New Year! Please join us in welcoming RWA/NYC's new Chapter President --Ursula Renée.
By Ursula Renée
At the end of the year, when I review the goals I had hoped to accomplish in the past 365 days, I celebrate my successes. However, the goals that were not achieved are not considered failures. Instead, they are reevaluated so I can understand why I came up short. Sometimes I discovered that despite my intentions to complete a goal, life had other plans for me. There were times when family, work and life had to take priority. Other times, I realized that I set too many goals for the year.
Despite my desire to reach for the stars, the moon and the sun, there is only so much time in a day. After all my other commitments have been attended to, I may only have time for the stars and moon. Reaching for the sun will have to wait until later. There are a few times when I realize that my heart was not in the goal that I set. Then there are the goals that were pushed aside when something else catches my attention, like the year I discovered stone carving and decided to focus on sculpting instead of painting.
In the end, even if you do not believe in setting New Year’s Resolutions, set them; create the goals to give yourself something to work towards. At the end of the year, you can celebrate your accomplishments or, after analyzing the goals that were not achieved, have a better understanding of what keeps you from succeeding.#
Ursula Renée is the new President of RWA/NYC. She recently sold SWEET JAZZ, a historical romance, to The Wild Rose Press. When she is not writing, she enjoys photography, drawing and stone carving. Visit her at www.ursularenee.com.