A New Year!

I love this time of year.  Actually, I love many times of the year!  The thing I love about right now is that it is a chance to start over!  It is a chance to look at where you are and decide where you want to go.  I try not to get too much into the New Year’s resolution, but I certainly spend some time evaluating my life and looking at what I want to change.  So, what are my goals for this year?

Goal #1:  Continue working on improving my health.  I have lost 40 pounds since January of 2010.  The year 2011 was a hard year as I lost weight, gained it back when my father died, lost weight again, and then gained weight at Christmas…  I think in 2011 that in the end I stayed the same weight.  I know that weight is not the best way to evaluate your health, but for me a number is something to work with…  No set goals, but I want to continue on my path of improving…

Goal #2:  Perform the cello in public.  I have been taking cello lesson for two years now and have only played in public at student recitals and the Fredericton Music Festival.  I think it will soon be time to take it public!

Goal #3:  Give back to my community more.  I am really lucky to be able to be a professional musician.  It is a lot of work, but I feel like I am lucky to be able to work for myself doing something that I love!  I really can’t imagine working a day job now.  I quit my last day job in 2005…  I do feel though like I take a lot and don’t give back as much…  I feel like I am always asking people to buy my CD, pay money to come see me perform…  I have a project in mind for giving back, so more will come of this later!

Goal #4:  Become more proactive in all of my business so that I can deal with everything in a timely manner and not end up always being reactive and working in a panic.  I have been working on returning phone calls and e-mails more promptly yet feel there is still room for improvement.

Goal #5:  Record and release a CD of Christmas music.

Goal #6:  Start a series of intimate concerts in the style of house concerts.  Keep posted for the first concert in February!

There are many more goals I am sure, but this is what has come to mind for now.  Hopefully I will accomplish some of these goals.  They are all achievable, so now to work!

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4 thoughts on “A New Year!

  1. Katherine I wish you the best of luck in 2012. I know it was a rough year for you and your family. I think of you often and admire your positive attitude and accomplishments.

  2. Katherine…you certainly are a role model and we can all learn from your example…
    and,not only in the music world…having a positive attitude can carry you a long way.
    I’m happy and proud to have you and your Mom in my life..keep up all your good work and,I will follow you along.I will try to attend more of your concerts..have put them on my calander so
    am on the right path.Much Love to you and Kim.Margie

  3. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments in 2011! I know food/diet can be such an issue. Have you ever tried adding fresh vegi juices to your diet? I have a great juicer the omega nutrition center (best one ever!) and I got great recipes from the book by the Juiceman, Jay Kordich. Add this into your life, and try reducing carbs and sugars. Also have you ever heard of this book “the Fat Flush Plan” – check it out!! Stay focused & Happy 2012!

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