Attentive readers might have noticed my weeklong hiatus in blogging. Apologies for going AWOL.

I spent the past week preparing to launch the fourth session of The Marketing Seminar (we open enrollments on January 2), squinting into the fog called “the year ahead,” and reading two collections of stories by A. A. Milne: Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.

Each time I revisit these stories, I see something new.

This time, along with noticing the charming typographic choices that Milne occasionally sprinkled in with Ernest Shepard’s illustrations, I noticed one particular line of text: “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

There’s a lot of work to be done in the year ahead. People to help, causes to support, things to learn, problems to fix, wounds to heal. There will be new people to meet, and collaborations to begin.

And there’s a ton of stuff I want to be doing.

In the year ahead, I plan to focus more of my time on creating design and writing—this is a top priority. I’m also sketching out a learning curriculum to advance my visual problem-solving skills. I intend to continue devouring children’s books at a barely sustainable rate. And I will be picking up a project I set aside roughly two summers ago, of starting every day by outlining a new story idea.

Among other plans.

But like last year, there’s still only 24 hours in a day. With the work I foresee ahead, I might switch to a weekly blogging schedule, rather than daily.

We’ll see. I might be in a bit more of a hurry than Milne’s immortal rivers, but yes…we shall get there.