Wish Upon a Cookie

The stars and the charts and the cards make sense/Only when we want them to.  – “On Hold,” The XX

Sometimes you have to break down your goals one shooting star… or cookie bite… at a time.  Right now I’m working on my own list of goals and breaking them down into manageable components.  I am determined to make 2017 my sweetest year yet!

What are your goals for the coming year?  If 2016 was a year of personal growth, what made it that way?  This year, I am so grateful for the friends that encouraged me to go after the job that I love.  I want to make a point of spending more time next year with the people that light me up and infuse my routine with positive energy.  It’s easy to turn down chances to spend time with these people when your week is a hectic montage of work, appointments, and train commutes.  The siren call of Netflix is answered by many, and there’s nothing wrong with unwinding with an episode or three of your current show.  It’s the brief meetings with energizing people, however, that will spark your next creative idea, not a computer screen.

In 2017, I dare you to not put anything on hold, whether it’s that book you’ve been meaning to read or that trip you keep planning with your best friend but never seem to go on.  Don’t wish that things would happen; make them happen.  When you start making the right things happen, everything starts to make sense.

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