This is a good time of year to be looking back on what has happened over the past 12 months and look ahead to the next year.
I'm a big believer in assessing progress, making plans, and listing goals. I don't always get everything done that I hope to, but I know I get more done than if I didn't have a plan.
Sometimes I make out my list of things I'd like to get accomplished, and I'm daunted. It seems so overwhelming.
One way of overcoming this feeling is by looking backwards at what I have accomplished, how far I've come. I go back through blog posts here where I've listed goals and see how many times I've met my goals in the past.
I also divide and conquer. Responsibilities abound in several areas of my life, and in order to get them done, I divide them up into sections. Spiritual goals. Family goals, including homeschooling. Church responsibilities. Bookkeeping duties. Writing. And writing is subdivided further into writing, editing, blogging, social networking, marketing, etc.
By breaking things down into smaller units, I'm better able to assess both the time/energy it will take to get it done, but also the best strategy for attacking the task.
So, As I forge into 2010, I'm looking back at 2009 to see where I've been, and I'm looking ahead to see what might be in store. And through it all, I'm reminded that a woman may make plans, but it is God who is in charge.
Are you happy with your progress from 2009? Are you making plans for 2010? How do you plan to divide and conquer this year?
As and added little bonus, I'm being interviewed over at Favorite PASTimes Blog. You can read the interview by clicking HERE.