Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 - Ready or not

It has arrived. A new year! WOW.
"Privacy." oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches. ©2011 Karine Swenson

I have been writing and thinking about goals. I am not interested so much in resolutions, but I do like to set goals. When I first started setting goals, there was a certain amount of doubt or maybe even disbelief. Would it be helpful? Would I feel more satisfied or fulfilled? Time has shown that goals do help me. I do feel more satisfied and fulfilled, even when I don't achieve all of my goals, or when I fall short. I look back on what I did achieve, and realize that I have become a more productive, more successful, and even more financially viable  artist by setting goals. Even goals involving my health and personal life have given me a greater feeling of satisfaction. And so...Onward!
This week will be about sitting down and writing down a list of proud accomplishments for last year. I will also be fine tuning the goals for this year. I have also been reading my friend Patrica Scarborough's blog, and she wrote about choosing a word for the year. I love that. I think I will come up with a word of my own, for 2012.

How about you? Are you a New Year's resolutioner? Do you set goals? Do you have some New Year's ritual?


Annie said...

My word for 2012 is gratitude.
I do not do resolutions and I don't do goals anymore, but I do have lists in my head daily and that helps me get done the most important things :-). I like the idea of listing your accomplishments! I will give that a try.
Lovely painting.
Happy New Year!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Love your painting!!! I work more with goals and ideas all year long but not necessarily at the start of a new year ...Happy New Year to you and yours......

Patty said...

Love the painting Karine. Nice way to start the year!