A belated Merry Christmas and an early Happy New Year to everyone here! I can hardly believe that Christmas is now past. Where did the time go?! The few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas never seem to offer enough time to get everything done…and now it’s suddenly all over, the family has dispersed and the house seems empty without the chatter of children and bustle of food prep. There are still holiday treats on hand, calling my name–decorated cookies, for example–but I’m trying to resist. Even the ones with the red hots on them (my big weakness) for the New Year is almost upon us, and I’m thinking about goals–some of which preclude the enjoyment of those cookies!
Have you been thinking about goals for the coming year? I sure have. It’s time to take action on a number of them! Water exercise at the YMCA. Yoga there too, as my daughter insists that it would be a Very Good Thing. Losing twenty pounds by springtime. Catching up on the towering stacks of books I want to read. And writing. Definitely, the writing. I have line edits due December 30th, and another book due in February, so those deadlines are a definite priority. And this year, I plan to follow the example of my best writer friend Lyn and pursue my writing at a more steady, diligent pace and make better use of my time. Every. Single. Day.
Is there anything you would like to change this coming year? A new goal you want to pursue? Something new that you’d like to learn? I would love to hear about it!
Best wishes to everyone for a healthy, successful New Year!