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The Last Blog Post of 2013

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I started the year with a blog post and published my share of blog posts throughout the year. It seems fitting that I should write again before the year comes to a close.

I already wrote a wrap-up of 2013 – it’s been a great year.

And I already have a foot into 2014: thinking, planning, and preparing. I don’t have formal resolutions but I do have some intentions (personal and professional) set for the new year.

I’m curious about this new year and how my life and business will shift, grow, and change this year. Especially in the 4th quarter of 2013, I’ve had a new role in my business, more managing of others than doing direct work myself. It’s a natural shift and needed. And. I want to find time to do the work I love, so I am trying to figure out which work I most enjoy so I can find time to do it. 

I’m also wondering about how I can move closer to two dreams in 2014: writing a book and running a marathon.

After finishing a half-marathon in November, my dream of running a full marathon re-ignited. Once, I had a goal to run a marathon before age 30, which I revised to age 40 (half-heartedly) when my marathon training at age 29 ended with a surprise (and welcomed!) pregnancy. I missed the deadline for a marathon by 40. I’m not sure yet if 2014 is my marathon year, but I do intend to be more consistent with running this year.

It seems a bit overly ambitious to embark on a book project and a marathon training program at the same time, on top of my already ambitious plans for the business and commitment to my husband and family.

Right?

But I’m considering it, with the marathon a more likely possibility than the book. 2015 is the year of the book, since even if I sent and had a book proposal accepted early this year, I’d be looking at publication in 2015.

There you go: marathon in 2014 (I’ve got my shoes and I’m ready to go!) and book in 2015.

I’m bold enough to say it. I’ll keep you updated on my progress.

Tell me something! What dreams do you plan to move toward in 2014? How are you planning and preparing?

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Dave   |   31 December 2013   |   Reply

Family, work, book, blog, marathon – I’m exhausted just reading about it all. I need to get off the couch. Happy New Year Becky. Thank you for all of the great insights in 2013.

Dave

Mike Henry Sr.   |   01 January 2014   |   Reply

Happy New Year. I wish you great success. Have a wonderful 2014. Mike…

John Marcello   |   01 January 2014   |   Reply

If my first cup of coffee of 2014 is any indication I might be in trouble. Seems the filter broke and the grounds have flowed over into my morning brew. Yet, I am drinking it anyways.

Why? Because if there is one thing I learned in 2013 it is to not to sweat the small stuff so much. Which for a guy like me, a web developer who writes code for a living, is a big deal – especially since one wrong keystroke can some times through you into a seemingly endless spiral of trouble-shooting. It is like looking for a needle in the haystack.

So in the spirit of keeping it positive, I will consider it an occupational hazard and accept that I’ll just have to not sweat it so much. If you work in a haystack, like I do at times, just know that sometimes your fingers are gonna get pricked.

The year 2013 was a year of both the highest of highs and lowest of lows for me. I look forward to 2014 and the opportunity to the continue reaching for the stars. As a goal I am hoping to hire my first employee this year, a very big step for any small business. I’ll keep you all up to date on my progress.

Ana Canhoto   |   01 January 2014   |   Reply

My goal for 2014 is to learn how to code – not to become a game designer or anything like that, just to learn the basics. I learned a little bit (emphasis on the ‘little’) of visual basic 15 or so years ago. So, I am rather scared. But I am excited, too.

As for the ‘how’, my plan is to take advantage of free resources currently available, both online and at my local library.

Good luck with the marathon. For some strange reason, I am scared of signing up for a race, even though I like running and, as you know, have run 2013 Kms in the past year. Maybe it’s the crowd element. I really don’t know. So, I do have a lot of respect for people who sign up for races in general and for marathons in particular.

Have a great 2014.

Becky Robinson   |   06 January 2014   |   Reply

Thank you, Ana! I am glad to be connected. Perhaps you can start with a smaller race?