Saturday, December 23, 2006

Gearing up for 2007 - Day Three

We're rolling on with day three. And our question is: (DRUM ROLL PLEASE)

What would I have done differently? Why?


  1. nikki woods11:21 AM

    I really don't believe in do overs. I think every things happens for a reason and from every situation - a chance to grow. And I've done a lot of growing this past year. But since I'm asking you to answer the question; so will I. One thing I think I would have done differently is researching publishing companies before I signed a contract. I wasn't as interested in learning the business of writing as I should have been and it has caused some turmoil. I can't be mad though, because publishing Easier Said Than Done has been one of my biggest opportunities for learning in 2005. A couple of lessons: 1. most things can not be taken at face value - dig a little deeper and it may be a whole 'nother story and 2. the best of intentions does not always produce the best results.

    The one thing I would have done differently this year is to be more careful about who I allow into my inner circle. I guess I've been pretty naive about the fact that your greatest enemy may also be a person that you think is your friend. I've learned that other's insecurites can cause them to do some devilish things, especially if they think they want something you have ... like your career, your man, even your life. I also learned that some people don't have enough business of their own so they need to tend to yours. I thought I left all of that behind in highschool but some people carry these tendencies well into their 40's and beyond.

    I will definately do things differently going forward in my life. There are few people that I need other than my God, my family and my children. Actually there is only one.

    Now what say you?

  2. Anonymous12:20 PM

    I'm like you, I don't believe in do overs and for that reason, I don't have many regrets in my life. But I would have made a stronger effort to see my dad before he died. That's one thing that's hard for me to get over.

    And I agree with you about being cautious of who you allow in your inner circle. There aren't many people I allow in my inner circle and I've always been that way. Its definitely less drama that way. I love peace and simplicity.

  3. I would be more cautious as to you I let into my home. I have to learn that I can't save the world.Some people don't want to be saved and they will drag you down into the muck with them. I would take some risks. Live life a lot more and be more positive.