The last couple of years, I’ve chosen themes to keep in mind (in addition to making all sorts of practical goals/lists). In 2007, my theme was Say Yes…Ask Questions Later. In 2008, it has been Make Me Lose Control. I’m thinking back over the year to see whether I’ve been able to accomplish that at all in my writing.
I think I’ve made small strides–my daily poems in my poetry diary have been more emotional, less restrained, more honest…I like that. I’ve played around with poems in my other projects, too, with a bit more abandon. I don’t think I was a terrific success at losing control, because I tend to be very organized, efficient, productive…not qualities usually associated with a wild lack control! But I’m trying to give myself more permission to have just that. I’ll keep working on it!
Meanwhile, I need a theme for 2009, and I’m behind. Today is the very last day of 2008, and I haven’t yet chosen my new theme. Sheesh. I have a couple of possibilities rolling around my brain like agates and quartz in a rock tumbler. As I go about my errands and writing tasks today, I’m hoping one of those possibilities will smooth and polish until it feels like the just-right theme for me for this coming year.
What about you? Do you have any theme or resolutions you’d like to share?