My first post of the year and I'm happy it's an IWSG post and wish you all a happy and successful new year! If you're not familiar with the IWSG bloghop developed by Alex J. Cavanaugh, click on the button on my right side bar and read up on what you've been missing.
The first week of January is ideal for starting new projects, setting goals and chasing dreams. Sounds exciting and it is, but I've seemed to have bottled up my excitement with a thumb planted firmly over the opening. I'm afraid if I let out my overflowing aspirations for the coming year, I'll end up setting unrealistic goals which will lead to failure and disappointment. Seems I've found myself in a bit of a contradiction of emotions accompanied by my old friend, Mr. Fear of Disappointment.
Yet, I want to write. A lot. Writing is constantly on my mind. From my current wip, to a new project taking shape in my mind, to two older writing projects I so desperately want to finish. But without goals, I succumb to doubts which paralyse my writing. In truth, my most prolific and best writing has always been produced while under pressure. Stress is my way of overcoming procrastination born from self doubt. So as I see it, the solution is to keep busy. And as soon as I get back home from vacation, I'm diving into a few projects, set deadlines, and will put myself under a bit of pressure as a kind of kick to the pants to get me going.
Mr. Fear of Disappointment, your clock is ticking you spineless bas****.
Thanks everyone for stopping in, I really do appreciate it. I'm going to be on the road all day today as my vacation comes to an end. Unfortunately, that means I won't be able to visit you today. However, I should be back to blogging on Thursday and can't wait to catch up will you all. (=