And after a few edits...here's what I came up with to be my personal mission statement for this year:
I will express my willingness to grow, spiritual and poetic sides by learning about and changing that which I can, by being connected to that which is around me, and by putting pen to paper and relating my personal experiences. I will do this by writing in my blog daily, leaving an inspirational note in a library book, and reading one of my poems in public by 12/31/2012.
What is your personal mission statement? What do you want to accomplish over the next year?