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Connect in the New Year | Sara Barry
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2015 was my year to open. 2016 is my year to connect.

This year I will connect:

  • with my family more closely by wrapping up and stepping away from my computer
  • with nature with more time outside
  • with what I love—the garden and cooking and friends (and I’ll connect those things that I love too)
  • with creativity through regular writing and crafting and space to think
  • with new clients in this new work I’m focusing on.
  • with other moms running businesses to share and learn and collaborate
  • with my world by getting out in my community, going new places, trying new things.

This year too, I want to connect the dots between the different pieces of my writing—the copywriting for clients, this blog, other creative writing that’s happening slowly (and I’m trying) regularly. I’m not sure these pieces fit together, but I’ll explore how they intersect or how to make sure they all get the space they need.

The most direct route to doing most of this is to be offline more (she says while online to blog). I haven’t figure this part out yet. I run an online business, so simply checking out and getting off line all the time isn’t the answer. Taking a break might be. Setting not-connected zones of time might be. My struggle to shutdown is one of the reasons I’ve resisted a cell phone for years. I know that when I take time off line, I read and get outside and sleep better. It’s (just) figuring out how to do it.

This past week, I’ve been busy connecting with clients after a break, connecting with potential new clients ready to dive into action in this fresh new year. I’m also connecting with the reality that I can’t do it all at once.

Today, I was tempted to sneak a little work in while everyone else is out tiring out the dog, but what I really needed to do was to connect back to my intention to make space for writing.

So here I am, coming back to this space, to connect.


Do you have a word of the year?