The past few weeks have been asking me to get back to blogging. But some have been really introspective weeks. It is that time of year –
What have I accomplished in 2013?
What do I want to do
differently next year?
A year ago, I dove head first into a new job. I re entered the corporate world after a two year hiatus. I didn’t know if I would last months or years.
And now I do. I know what I love. And I know what I don’t. And I accept that my life has to have a mix of both to provide me with a full and balanced happiness.
As I’ve settled back into myself, I have also wanted to write. But I’ve been conflicted about the ego of writing essentially about my life, and placing it under a URL which is my name. One of my biggest influences in getting back to it has been Fred Wilson of avc.com. When I first embarked on blogging, I read a lot. And wrote a little. At that time, Fred mentioned in a post why he blogged and how it helped him organise his thoughts. I’ve tried that approach this year, but without publishing. It works.
So I’ve decided that this year I will publish. Sometimes my posts may help others as they wrestle with similar questions and issues. And sometimes they may just be observations. We’ll see how it turns out.
My commitment to myself: to publish. Good, bad, and boring.
If I help just one person in a year, that’s ok. Because I am sure that structuring my thoughts and putting pen to paper will make me better at my day to day, which is bound to help all those who have to deal with me regularly.
Have a happy new year and challenge yourself to take one risk each day this year.