Bloganuary prompt – Jan 1

What is something you want to achieve this year?

I think of myself as not particularly ambitious, which is true and also not quite correct. The true part is that I’m not inclined to glory. I don’t need to get the credit or be well-known, or any of that (I do thrive on validation, however). The part that isn’t well nuanced is that I am very driven by impact. I want to do whatever I can to get Tumblr draped in glory. I want to do good, and I want to do it well.

So I rarely have career goals in a traditional sense. That said, I want to get really good at supporting our work at Tumblr. I want to keep exploring how I can have a positive impact on how we work, how we work together, and how we show up for our community. I’m going to apply for an online course for COOs at the Standford Graduate School of Business that was recommended to me (fingers crossed I get accepted), and I’m looking forward to expanding my capacity in my role.

As a family, we are moving in the spring. Bob and I have owned 3 houses in 16 years together, and we’ve moved 6 times. We should be really good at moving, but I think there’s room for improvement. So I’d like to work on making this a smooth process for us, and I think doing that successfully would be quite an achievement indeed.

This is the year that Grant will turn 7 and the twins will turn 12, so this feels like quite a pivotal year in their development. I’d like to spend more time with them each as individuals, not just as a group. They’re so interesting! (and they’re the smartest, funniest, etc people in the world, etc etc.) Plus, with a move this year, I want to make sure I’m giving them enough attention and love so that it’s an exciting change, rather than something that they look back on with disappointment. Obviously there’s only so much I can control there in terms of outcome, but I can control the input of how well I support each of them.

It’d be nice also to read more interesting stuff and paint/draw more. I’ve been getting back into origami so I’d like to see some of that work (that’s been going on for a few years) lead to some interesting art. We’ll see.

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