Motivational Monday – 12/31/12


“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

By: Walt Disney

Here we are on the eve of a new year. As I look back on 2012 I can see all the changes that took place in my life, for better or for worse.

One of the most obvious changes took place with this blog. It has morphed into something very different than when I started it. That is a good thing. My hope is that it will continue to grow and evolve in 2013.

I published my first Kindle book. That was a huge learning process, but it will certainly make publishing the next book a lot less painful.

I also found out that I will be a grandmother in 2013, something I am very much looking forward to.

My work style changed from all ‘sit down at the desk’ to using ‘standing desks’ during the day. My personal work is still done via sit down desk. The benefits are healthier for both my brain and my body.

I began 2012 as an Android phone owner and ended the year as an iPhone owner. Since all my devices are Apple it just made sense to have them all play nice together. Now if I take a photo with my iPhone it is also on my Mac. Huge time saver compared to all I had to go through with my Droid to get that same result.

2012 was also a year for lots of medical procedures. They all had good results, it’s just that it would have been nice if they had not been needed in the first place. Hopefully all that is behind us now.

I am not one to make New Years resolutions so I am not going to start now. However, taking a page out of my day job playbook I did create a spreadsheet for my blog posts. Not a New Years resolution, but rather a plan instead. I am loving it!

Do you make New Years resolutions? If so, have they worked out for you? Are you making any New Years resolutions for 2013? Are you like me and just making a plan instead? What plans do you have for 2013?

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  1. Susan Cooper says:

    It has definitely been a year of change and discovery for me as well. I'm with you, there are goals I have for 2013. I wouldn't call them resolutions. I prefer the say I have goals I look to accomplish in a certain amount of time. They're pretty simple in statement but much lies underneath each goal that requires action on my part to realize success. With that said, I wish you the very best at this passing from one year to the next and much success and happiness in coming year. 🙂

    • Geek Girl says:

      The devil is in the details, eh? LOL Here's to 2013 being the best year yet!

  2. Congratulations on becoming a grandmother!

    For many years I made New Year resolutions, yes. And I was one of those 8% who actually saw them to completion. But after a while, they were more of other people's resolutions for me, not my own. That's when the frustration started.

    Resolutions are no longer on my list either but – intentions are. I'm slow this year finalizing my mantra and my intentions but you know, that is ok. A little slow isn't a bad thing these days.

    Looking forward to your very special blog posts more this year Cheryl. Happy ringing in the New Year!

    • Geek Girl says:

      Why does that not surprise me that you actually completed your new year resolutions? Yes. That is a compliment. I like that word 'intentions'. Happy New Year! 🙂

  3. JeriWB says:

    Goals, resolutions, plans… it's all about forward movement. Sometimes we may move more quickly and with clearer purpose than other times, but in the end, we've all grown and will continue on that path. I am bound and determined to stick to my resolution of reading 50 books a year! Uh-oh, but I still have two books to finish for this year…

    • Geek Girl says:

      Yes. That's it exactly. Forward movement. Two books left yet this year? Go.. Go.. Go.. I am cheering you on! 🙂 Happy New Year!

  4. Sounds like you have achieved a lot this year Cheryl.

    Almost all dreams come if we have the courage to persue them. Catch is if we give up. However, it has to be realistic dreams. If I for instance decided to become president of The United States it would not matter that I have the courage to persue my dream. Am not American and it's hence impossible:-)

    • Geek Girl says:

      You are quite right. It has to be realistic. You cannot be an American president if you are not born an American. Most people in their right mind are looking to achieve something else. 🙂

  5. namirusso says:

    A grandmother?! Are you kidding me? That has to be the most fantastic news of the new year. Congratulations!

  6. Geek Girl says:

    I know. My 2013 is going to be a great year! Thanks!

  7. Hi Cheryl, Congratulations on becoming a Grandmother! What a blessing! 2012 was a year of many changes for me as well and saw the launch of my new company. And I have many exciting plans for 2013! I do still call them resolutions, but they are life resolutions.. and I keep making them as needed throughout the year, not just for New Year's. As long as your resolutions / plans are rooted in something meaningful and that I actually have action steps associated with them, i tend to keep them. Have a blessed and prosperous 2013! Looking forward to reading more from you !

    • Geek Girl says:

      Thanks Valerie! Congrats to you as well! 2013 is going to be a very good year! 🙂