2010 – what a year. If you had tried to tell me this time in 2009 that I would be where I am right now it would have quite literally gone in one ear and out the other… and as I sit here on my sick bed *cough cough* (yet again! second time this year dammit!) and I have FINALLY had a chance to stop and reflect on these past
12 months 11 months the verdict is: all over the show.
Seriously. I’ve gone from great periods of bursting energy, massive amounts of writing, artistic endeavours, all-singing all-dancing to periods of barely keeping my head above water and barely keeping my (usually extremely high) levels of motivation at a sustainable level. I think if one phrase comes to mind at all about 2010 its: “a complete lack of balance”
Which for anyone is not a good thing – but for someone like me, who takes pride in consistency – it’s been a shocker.
I’ve been counting my blessings – whilst work has completely dominated my life (thus the lack of balance) for the better part of this entire year – I have been extremely lucky to be going through this level of intensity with an equally commited, professional, consistent and reliable team of people. It’s just not so bad when you realise you’re ‘all in it together’.
But as the year draws to it end… as we hurtle towards the finish line for 2010 – it’s a natural time of reflection. And for me it’s about taking the time to analyse what did and did not work for my personally and professionally across the year.
Next year my goals will be around BALANCE. And the pursuit of those things that matter most to me – I won’t feel this insane need (hopefully) to over-acheive at work and prove myself over and over again. And I might just have the opportunity to start utilising a fraction of my skills and talents as the world starts to recover from the GFC and businesses get savvy and creative about their people.
For now: it’s time to actually STOP and concentrate on getting rid of this dreaded lurgy… so I can end 2010 with a BANG.. and start 2011 as I mean to continue… 😉