Sunday, 14 February 2010

Happy Valentines!

Well, it's been a while between posts, so what better way to say I'm back than to share a little poem my Valentine wrote for me...

Shining bright
high in the sky,
encouraging me to fly.
My darling moon
I'll shine my light,
until you join me
on the flight.
Our dreams becoming
ever real,
I hope my love
you'll always feel
Until the day
we never die,
When you become we
and we become...

My life has been far from straightforward lately. So much has changed. I've changed. I can cope with change much better now. I see my feet on the path, even if I can't always see where the path leads.

I have crystallised some goals for myself for the first time in my life and I'm going to share them with you. Writing down your goals makes them real and sharing them with others makes you accountable. It helps you to make them happen, rather than just sit and think 'wouldn't that be nice....' because people will ask you how it's going. Their interest and excitement spurs you on, so here goes.

I'm going to be a successful English Toastmaster. I start my training on March the 4th, one day a week for three weeks. I aim to get 20 bookings by December and to double that next year. I plan to be a full time toastmaster in 2013.

I'm going to get my pilot's license. That one's a bit harder, think it might not happen until 2014, when I've got more money. It's so expensive, but I really want to get a night rating and complex engine rating too.

I love my public speaking at Guildford Speakers Club. I'm going to complete my Competent Communicator manual by June this year and hopefully the Competent Leader manual by December. I want to immerse myself in the club and take on leadership roles, growing myself and the club. I would like to be president in 2012 and move on to area and district roles in the years to come.

So there's some of my goals. There are a few others, more personal that I'm not ready to share yet. I would love to hear about your goals, personal, professional, whatever.

All my love xxx