I was given a neat ‘a word a day’ desk calendar for Christmas so will try to share it with you each day. Here’s hoping this lasts with all my other projects for this year!
inchoate (adjective) in-koh-it
Definition: 1. to be in an initial or early stage; just begun. 2. imperfectly formed or formulated
Such an apt word for the start of our New Year, where resolutions, goals and aspirations are foremost in our minds. We hope for many things for ourselves and our loved ones at this time of year but what puzzles me is why this hope does not continue throughout the year? Maybe we should make each month a beginning instead of laying all our aspirations into January?
Make a goal for each month instead, that way we know we can achieve at least twelve goals! I would love you to share your ‘goals’ – it will be fun to compare.
My list goes something like this –
- actively seek freelance work
- revise NaNoWriMo novel into an educational book
- plan a trip to England
- blog more often
- increase my ‘social media’ presence
January 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm
What a great word for the beginning of the year! Starting each month anew (and reinforcing our goals this way) the way we start each year is a great idea.
January 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm
Thanks Christi. I’m going to try to keep it up all year – here’s hoping!
January 1, 2013 at 10:57 pm
I think a monthly goal is easier attainable!
January 2, 2013 at 6:16 am
Yes that was my thought Sharon…bite size goals.
January 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm
Admirable goals and good suggestion – rein in the overzealous New Year’s spirit to focus on what’s really attainable. I’m with you!
January 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm
Yep – monthly goals more manageable – hopefully!
January 1, 2013 at 10:59 am
I like the idea of twelve goals throughout the year! I also love the calendar. What a great word for today.
January 1, 2013 at 11:40 am
Glad you liked them both Rebecca. What are your goals?