So, in order to follow my own advice and "invest in myself", I came up with a list.
First, I came up with a list of things that interest me.
This took me awhile and required a lot of paper, lots of things interest me.
I enjoy learning and trying new ideas.
I tried to narrow the list down into things that were really interesting enough to spend my (limited) free time on.
Then from that list, I came up with a list of things that I want to try to accomplish in 2011.
Then, I sat back, closed my eyes, took my index finger and randomly placed it down on top of my list
"THIS is what I will start with! This is what I'll try first!"
I opened my eyes, I was full of enthusiasm as I glanced down at my first "investment" endeavor.
"Bring it on!"
My finger was on the bottom left portion of the page.
My list didn't extend into that area.
So I took my list to the computer and sat down to do a little bit of research.
I guess if I wasn't going to pick my first "investment" blindly...I was going to have to make an educated decision.
I finally concluded that my first endeavor will be to work on my writing skills.
Okay, so I'm not 100% confident that I even possess the "power of the pen", a way with words, or the skills to succeed.
All of heaven knows I don't have a lick of grammatical or spelling sense,
but dang it, I have fun when I write.
I've kept journals, notebooks, a diary, word documents, and this blog for years.
It's a creative outlet for me.
I signed up for a creative writing class today at my local community college.
I start this month.
Investment Number One: Write more.