According to dictionary.com, persevere means . . .
to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.
The latter half of 2014 found me struggling with health issues that trickled into a lot of other areas: personal and professional responsibilities, reading, writing, and more. After a lot of conversation, I made the decision to resign from my job, get healthy, and re-evaluate my personal and professional goals. That's where PERSEVERANCE is really going to come into play. I need to figure out how to maneuver through all these obstacles and continue to move forward, possibly on a completely different path.
That's a big word, so let's take a look at some smaller goals that I hope to tackle along the way in 2015 . . .
- GET HEALTHY: For me, this means being more conscientious about the food that I eat, how I eat throughout the day (shooting for smaller, more frequent meals), and increasing my exercise. Sadly, my regular workouts were one of the first things that disappeared when I started that job. These need to return.
- READ MORE: I found myself not reading for days on end towards the end of the year. This is not normal for me and I found that the lack of reading impacted me tremendously. Reading every day, even if it is for 5 minutes will help to improve my mind and mood. I also want to continue working on the dozens of series that I am currently in the middle of.
- WRITE MORE. I love to write, and I want to do more of it. I want to get back into freelance writing. I want to finish a novel. I want to try my hand at short stories again. Thankfully, I have an amazing online writing group to help keep me motivated, accountable, and excited!
- BLOG CONSISTENTLY. I want to get back into a regular blogging schedule, sharing new posts, reviews, discussions, etc. at least 3 times per week. I plan to continue my weekly ramblings in Monday Maunder. I am excited to continue sharing some of my photos through Wordless Wednesday. I will also share my Literary Link Love once a month. Beyond that, you can expect book reviews, discussions, participation in bookish events, and anything else that may come to mind.
When I look at all of this, I think it is feasable. I can do this. I can and will PERSEVERE.
What is your one word for 2015? What about your goals?