Welcome to 2018!!!!!!! So, what projects do you have planned? Did you make any new resolutions or find any clarity as the dust settled on January 1 (or for some of us January 2)?
I do not make resolutions. I find that they just get in the way of actually making my life better. Why? Because every day we should be accepting challenges, making healthy decisions, and being the best version of ourselves. A resolution often feels to me like I'm broken and need to be fixed. Also, when I did used to make resolutions, they were always so huge that no human could ever reach them, and thus I felt broken again.
Now when I wake up each day, I make a very short to-do list and deliberately plan out my day. My decision is to be deliberate about today and every day. It doesn't have to be January 1. I recommend you consider this yourself. Keep to-do lists show and deliberate actions constant. For me, it's a matter of not sleeping my way through my life anymore.
So, as we start this new year, I am still committed to the principles of Three Socks Media, LLC such as storytelling and making the world a better place. Part of that means this website is going to be devoted a bit more to helping others. We had a marvelous year in 2017--learned a lot, met great people, and gained more clarity. Last year was magnificent. That's why this website is moving more and more towards helping others find their way as storytellers and building community.
I receive lots of emails from people and messages on LinkedIn, but I'd like to see our discussions move to this blog so that the community and the learning goes from two people via email to a whole community. Not that you can't continue to contact us--PLEASE DO. I've loved meeting so many people over the years and I hope this only increases in 2018, but here's the thing: you've got a dream and at times you may feel isolated while trying to pursue this dream. But you're not alone.
Let's commit together to an amazing new year. Keep coming back for articles and resources. We've never been so energized!!! IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT YEAR!!!!!!!
Lynne M. Smelser is an executive producer and scriptwriter. For more than 20 years she has been an active writer who has won many national awards. She also holds a Ph.D. in English from Michigan State University.