Tiler guy came today to prep the bathroom before laying the tile. He’s got a large job to do: the entire floor plus 2.5 walls in the shower area. I’m told he’s slow and meticulous but does outstanding work. I’d like to think of my own work that way, but the older I get, the slower I get—and I sometimes struggle with the “outstanding” part. I feel more focused in this new role, probably because it is new, and see lots of potential to grow the team’s business. My manager seems like the type to give free rein as long as we track to our team objectives and key results. In an ideal world, I’d be independently wealthy and not have to work for others; just do my creative writing and dabble in community service.
To keep that independently wealthy dream alive, however, I need to start thinking about my personal objectives and results for the coming year. Lots of creative writing projects on my to-do list and probably some live storytelling here and there. The trouble is prioritizing; should I go for the one with potential to make money? Or should I pursue the one I’m most passionate about? With luck, they’ll be one and the same. This daily blog was an objective sprung from a wild hare late last year, and I’ve managed to blog every single day for the past 327 days. Raising a glass to my ability to sit down and do it, despite sometimes great resistance, and hoping the same driving force will guide my 2022 project.