Nearly every blog post I’ve read since the beginning of the year is about making New Year’s Resolutions or finding your “Word for the Year.” While these things are good in and of themselves and I have done one or both over the past years, this year I’m going to take a pass. As our Lord says, I shouldn’t worry about the future. There’s enough to do just to get through today.
Part of the reason I’m passing on resolutions is that the last two years have been one major crisis after another and it’s all I’ve been able to do to keep my head above water and take care of my family. I am so grateful to God for His care over my family, despite the trials, and that somehow, I’ve made all of my book deadlines. When I look back on the last two years, I wonder how that happened, but the blessings of new releases have been high points in my life.
Another reason I’m not making resolutions this year is because typically, my resolutions aren’t the least bit unique—get healthy, lose weight, exercise more, etc. Not that I don’t need to pay attention to my health, but I hopped on that bandwagon months ago. I’ve been exercising regularly and eating healthy most of the time for a few months now and am starting to see results, so there’s really no reason for me to make a new resolution for what I’m already doing. Besides, it was a permanent lifestyle change and not something I intend to be able to check off my to-do list at the end of the year.
Another way our lifestyle has definitely changed is after my hubby’s double stroke and his consequent disability retirement. Becoming the main breadwinner has been an ongoing challenge for me as a full-time writer.
This is not to say that I don’t have any goals for the year, especially regarding my writing (hoping to release several books this year!) but those go into my business and marketing plans.
There is, however, one resolution I can get totally on board with, and I hope you will, too:
Oh, and by the way, today is National Popcorn Day, so be sure to grab a bucket and curl up with a good book!
WISHING YOU A HAPPY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR!!!