Debbie Millman, host and founder of Design Matters, the long running design podcast, believes that. and she has a pretty good reason for doing so. We all make time for things we want to do, even if it’s captured moments in transit or blocked out chunks of time where we immerse ourselves in a particular passion.
Yes, we do have moments where our lives demand our focus shift a bit more than others, but once the emergency passes, do we get back into a pattern or do we find that our priorities have shifted and we find ourselves too busy to go back to those old dreams.
Now that you’ve got a couple of weeks ROWing under your belt, it’s time to start asking the serious questions about those goals you set for yourself. Are they doing what you want them to do? Will you achieve your dreams if you keep following the path you’re on, or might you benefit from a slight course correction?
Are you busy? What have you chosen that makes you so busy?
By the way, here is your linky for this week’s check-in:
Feel free to leave a link to your check-in there, in the comments, or in our FB thread.
We are entering the homestretch here, folks. Almost to the end of the ROWnd, end of the year, and the beginning of new dreams.
Yep, every ending is a chance to begin something new. 🙂
And since we know you’ve got dreams and aspirations, why don’t you start planning (and posting) them. The Goals Linky IS active, ROWers. Here it is…
Of course, this is your regularly scheduled Sunday Check-in too. And do we have a linky for that? You know it. Click away and tell us all how it’s going (or you can leave something in the comments or on our FB page). We love to hear from you. In fact, you may want to get in touch by the other two methods if you’re interested in Sponsoring or are looking for an Accountability Partner for Round 1 2020.
Are you ready? Ready to write, create and finish those stories you’ve been working on?
Good, because we’re approaching the final Round of Words in 80 Days challenge for 2019. Let’s make it a great one, folks.
Why not get a headstart on your progress by getting your goals posted and tackling a smalll bit of one or two of them before Monday rolls around. You’ll feel better at having started, and you’ll have begun a habit of honoring your creative endeavors.
A “Win Win” if I might say so.
The Goals Linky is up and ready for you to stake a claim to your creative future. Just click here (or on the little blue froggie below) and add your link to the page. Or if you’d prefer to not use the linky tool format, you can pop a comment below or on our FB page.
Remember Sunday’s vague post… how discombobulated it was?
Well, turns out, I was even more at a loss that I’d suspected. Today (well, technically tomorrow), ends our current Round of Words in 80 Days!
Yep, I really was that out of things these past few weeks.
Hopefully all of you have still been prepping yourself for new adventures in creativity (and those less inspired tasks that support our passions). Round 3 is now done, but we still have Round 4 to look forward to in 10 days from now.
Are you ready? If no, you’re not the only one. But together we can make it into a great experience.
Are you ready and on target for your journey into Round 3 of the ROW80?
Well, if not, you can start by setting your goals for the next 80 days of writing and creativity (and hopefully for some of you all, marketing and publishing too). There are asmany ways to set goals as there are people and you should try out a few menthods before finding out what works best for you.
We like to talk about how the A Round of Words in 80 Days is a writing challenge that knows you have a life, but… what do we really mean by that? We’re an online (and in some places a bit ‘in person”) community of writers and artists at various stages in our careers. We support each other through chats, sprints, gatherings and even one-to-one accountability partnerships. All we do is on a volunteer basis, and we do all of it to help you and ourselves further our aspirations as complete human beings who love words and want to share them with others.
Do you aspire to share your stories with others? Well, work up some goals to get you there and post them, here, on your own blog (don’t forget to leave us a link so we can check them out) or in our FB group.We’ll do what we can to help you on you way.
Yeah, technically you have until tomorrow before Round 2 ends, but as check-ins tend to happen on Wednesdays, I figured you all wouldn’t be opposed to me making a bit of a “Big Deal” here about the fact we’ve made it through yet another Round of Words! Yay, US!
Seriously though… it is a big deal when you start thinking about it. You’ve gotten through 80 days of writing, creating… of DO-ing things that will help you achieve your dreams. That’s no small accomplishment, and more so when life keeps throwing you all it can.
You definitely deserve some serious cheering.
Have you been thinking about what Round 3 might bring you? I’ll be posting the Round 3 Goals Post bright and early Monday morning so you can let us know what you’ve got planned. Until then, let us know how your week, as well as your Round 2. went. As always, in the comments here or in our FB group.