Friday, March 2, 2012

Financial Fridays- Thank you, Jordan and George

I belong to a wonderful online group of writers called Author’s Incognito and Jordan McCollum the Education Director organized what she called March-a-thon. Here’s her bit:

Welcome to the March-A-Thon!* I am so excited to rekindle the kind of camaraderie we see around Nano time. It's hard work, but knowing there are hundreds or even just dozens of other writers slogging along with you makes it feel like you're not toiling alone (because you're not!).

We all lead busy lives, balancing our writing time with school, family, work, church and more. But I really do believe we can work better together, encouraging one another to move forward.

Today is day one of this awesome journey. We're all on different paths, or different places on the same path, but when we support one another, we're unified (and I think we've all had at least one good Sunday School/Institute/Religion class on how powerful unity is!).

I am so excited to hit my targets this month--but *even more excited to be doing it with you*. We work on writing all year long, but when we work * together*, we know we're not alone.

If you haven't set your lofty goals yet, *do it now*. Where do you dream of being in 31 days? Can you make that dream a reality?

So, a huge THANK YOU to Jordon for the motivation and encouragement. Here’s my March writing goals. Feel free to share yours.

At least three blog posts a week. Monday’s Menus, Wednesdays Workouts, Financial Fridays. * Rhyme’s Library-- 20 pages of revisions a week (Thursdays mornings and afternoons)* Losing Penny-- 2000 words a day four days a week (10-12am, 1-3pm)

And what does this have to with Finances or Health? Everything. Goals really can be applied in any area of your life and the beauty of a good goal is that it spills over and blesses not only you, but everyone around you. Think about it, when you’re healthy you’re better able to serve. When you’re finances are in order, you can bless others because you know what you can and can’t afford. And when you’ve made your writing goals—you can share your stories with others. And isn’t that what Jesus did? (No, I’m not saying that anything I’m going to write should be canonized and no, I’m not making an elaborate not excuse to clean my bathrooms...well maybe)

Anyway, if you have some goals, feel free to share and if you need some motivation, here’s some words of wisdom:

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire: you will what you imagine: and at last you create what you will.
George Bernard Shaw

For more on goals, please visit my companion blog.


  1. I'm so excited to have you on board! If people would like to sign up and share their goals, there's a post on the AI newsletter blog for that:

    (And if you wanted, there's a badge you can stick in your post, too!)

    Thanks, Kristi!

  2. I love opportunities to put myself under pressure.