These are the same reflections I ask my teachers to do every year at our Intensive retreat. My dear friend Hannah shared these questions with me for my 40th birthday, and I still use them every year. They’re kind of like a first aid kit for for my life.
These will be perfect for you if you’re planning to make like an introvert on New Year’s Eve this year. Get cozy with your notebook and a furry friend (or, like me, a faux fur blanket).*
Please do share this page with a friend. Even better, make a date to meet your friend in person or on the phone, and do these together. Sharing your responses with someone else makes them even more real.
And if you share your answers on your own blog, please let me know and leave a link in the comments below. I’d love to see what you’re up to. <3
* I’ll get a pet one day! One day!
Writing Inventory, Intentions, and Reminders for the New Year
A pitfall from this year, and how going through it made me into the writer I am now:
A success from this year, and how going through it made me into the writer I am now:
Writing milestones. What actually happened, that mattered? What am I proud of doing this year?
(Get out your diary/notebooks and reflect, month by month.)
Next year, I’ll stop:
Next year, I’ll start:
I want more of:
I want less of:
I am totally done with:
I am ready, so ready for:
Reminders about myself and my writing
What inspires me, without fail?
What grounds me, always?
What strengthens me, reliably?
What softens me, in just the right way?
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