People who know what they’re doing often say that in order for you to achieve your goals, they have to be SMART — specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. Otherwise, you may as well just pull a fallen eyelash from your cheek and cast a vague wish out into the universe, closing your eyes tight hoping for it to come true.
Same principle applies to New Year’s Resolutions. You know, for those who label them that instead of ‘Affirmations’ where they sound more wordly and so zen at the same time. Like some rich kid taking on the vow of poverty.
One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to blog more often. That phrase alone already failed in terms of being SMART. Sure, the intention is there but the willpower to soldier on when the muses and fairies go looking for mushrooms out in the woods, not so much.
For the first month, I reckon I started strong. Hell, I even told myself I needed to stop before I run out of material, which, really, is nothing more than a bunch of backlogs that have evolved into distant memories and JPG photos whose colours never lost their brilliance in the digital world. A stark contrast to the real world where they reside in my head.
This is my second blog for February. And February is almost ending.