I’ve decided last minute to join the “word of the year” bandwagon and come up with a theme for my aspirations for the new year. The word I’ve chosen is the word “Cultivate.” Considering I have a degree in Agriculture, this theme word may not come as much of a surprise, but it’s the best word I could think of to explain my hopes for 2019. Cultivation has to do with more than just natural growth, it has to do with active participation in that growth. Weeds will grow with no attention from anyone at all. But in order to create something valuable, cultivation is required.
Last month, I shared my monthly goals for August so I wanted to review those and evaluate what worked for me and what didn't. I also want to go ahead and share my new goals for the month of September - some of them are repeats of August, but I really want to refine my goals each month to tailor them to what I need. I hope that through this goal setting exercise, I'll learn what helps me to be productive by outlining what I need to accomplish, what will help me to grow, and what is actually practical for me this month.