The end of the year provides us with the perfect opportunity to assess our progress over the past months. Why not do this with a focus on your creativity? Take some time to look at where you have been. This will help you to acknowledge the progress you have made. Taking this step is incredibly empowering.
Whether you have done all that you wanted or not, your actions can show you where your commitment is, what got in the way if you didn’t write as much as you wanted to.
Be kind as you look at what you have given to your creative life. This is not an opportunity to beat yourself up for what you have not done. Take into account the other obligations you have committed yourself to. Be honest about where you could have done something differently, given your circumstances. Be grateful for what you did do.
Use the following questions to guide your inquiry, and jot your answers down in your notebook.
- What are the major accomplishments of your creative year?
- What are the minor accomplishments?
- What happened that you didn’t expect?
- What are you most proud of?
- What did it take to have this kind of progress?
- What have you learned?
- What was missing from your creative life this year?
Now that you have a sense of where you have been, next Monday I’ll share ideas on how to set powerful intentions for next year.