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Creating Realistic Goals for 2013

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”  ― C.S. Lewis

Set Goals

A belated Merry Christmas to my family, friends and fellow bloggers! Thank you for taking time, to read my posts about my artistic journey and other random life experiences.

As I look back over the past year, I find myself both disappointed and pleased with my accomplishments. While I achieved things I hadn’t planned for, I failed to complete other objectives. But I have no regrets. I learned so much about myself – what motivates and inspires me and how to accomplish more in the future.

So, moved by the recent posts of fellow bloggers, here are my creative goals for the upcoming year. I see posting them as a way to keep me motivated and accountable, like working out or losing weight (another goal for 2013) with a group.

  1. Complete the Institute of Children’s LiteratureWriting for Children” program.
  2. Negotiate a successful publishing contract for my children’s book, Pete’s Feet.
  3. Complete the first draft of a short story and poetry collection (working title: Rings of Love).
  4. Post a minimum of one blog per month to
  5. Artist PaintingComplete Tree series of paintings in time for the Muskoka Arts and Crafts Spring Members Show. Enter three paintings in the show.
  6. Complete a collection of Barn paintings in time for the Art in the Heart summer show
  7. Along with my friend, Carolyn Freedman, define clear goals for our business, Soull Kreations. We create unique jewellery and other original handicraft items.
  8. Review my goals monthly and reset, rework and adjust them.
  9. No excuses – a minimum of five days a week I will be creating – doing what I love to do.

Some of these goals still need specific deadlines and detailed production schedules.  Those I will add as the calendar rolls over to 2013.

That’s it for today…I hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday with your friends and family, that the new year finds you happy and brings you exciting new challenges, goals fulfilled, abundant health and unconditional love!

Wendie Donabie © 2012

Reach for the Stars

“We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success.” “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”  –  Henry David Thoreau



  1. Happy New Year, Wendy

  2. J. Liz Saunders McManus

    How did you make the snow fall?

    J. Liz Saunders McManus

    • There was a messsage from WORDPRESS offering it as a feature… I forget what I did to make it work. Do you get the posts from them telling you about new options, etc. If not, go to your MY BLOG page where there is a summary of your stats, etc. At the bottom of the page, click around to find where you can subscribe to these. You may find something that you want to use.

  3. Chuck Erion

    I’m impressed with your goal-setting and diligence. Keep on keepin’ on!

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