Countdown to a New Year
The New Year’s Countdown is on:
Three. Two. One…
The New Year is right around the corner. Got your resolutions ready? No?
I’ll start them out for you.
In this New Year I will: exercise more, lose weight, spend more time with the people I love, spend less time on social media, spend less, save more…
Yada, yada, ya.
Now that we have those out of the way, how about this resolution?
In this New Year I will work toward my dream of [fill in the blank].
If you’re human and breathing, you must have at least one dream. If you’re human and breathing, at some point in life, you’ve failed at something (or like me, many things!).
And if you’re reading this, on a computer/tablet/smartphone, I know you’ve picked yourself up from your first struggles with the ABCs and managed to grab onto some technical savvy.
So what about that dream, the one that you’ve been moving to the back-burner because it seemed impossible?
Start today with a plan to work toward that dream in the new year, but don’t strangle it with logic.
Don’t smother your plan with a need for stuff. You can cook a gourmet meal on your two burner stove. You can quilt a piece of art with a needle and thread and an embroidery hoop. You can write a novel with a pen and paper.
If your dream is the kind that requires imagination and doing, (as opposed to being) it’s never too late. I repeat:
And follow through!
Finish the gourmet meal/the quilt/the novel. Persevere, and enjoy the journey.
My New Year’s dream includes a new Regency series I’m working on, as well as plans for a contemporary romance series for 2017. Check in with me periodically for more details!
I’ll be spending a quiet New Year’s eve at home, but New Year’s day I’ll be celebrating with family and friends, as well as paying a visit to Susana Ellis’s blog. Stop by Susana’s Parlour on January 1st and drop me a comment! I love to hear from friends.
I hope you start your New Year surrounded by people you love, and may all your dreams for 2016 come true!
Images: Wikimedia (stopwatch), Canva