Hello Strangers!

fullsizerender I know that I’ve really sucked at blogging as of late. It took me a while to adapt to my new job and the hours (and driving) that comes with it. As a family crisis counselor, I travel to family homes and assist them with intensive in-home therapy three times a week per family. I love my job, but it did take me a good while to get my schedule under control, learn the job expectations, and develop my own style for success.

Needless to say, my writing was put on hold. I took 2016 off from writing in almost every way. It did not hurt. However, I am finding that beginning is hurting. I lost my motivation, lost my routine, lost some creativity, and honestly, I felt I lost a huge part of myself. Granted, story ideas, characters, and plot twists played within the confines of my mind so I can’t say I quit E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G.

Today, during a layover between family sessions, I sat in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart and thought long and hard about 2016. Boy, I am so happy it is almost over. Other than being BLESSED witimg_0179h this amazing job (that comes with some big sacrifices that are temporary, but still quite huge) the rest of this year can go suck an egg. I then began thinking about 2017 and all the great things that can come of it…with my effort, motivation, creativity, skill, hope, and endurance. So I made my first official goal list for 2017. Writing was on that list.

When I got home, I made me a cup of Spiced Chai tea in my favorite Snowman Mug as you can see>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

(My favorite Christmas cartoon is Frosty the Snowman and my favorite line is…

 

 

Sorry…I spun off course and topic…

As I was saying…my goals for 2017 include diving back into writing. I want to do so much but I also realize that I did lose the momentum and that routine I once established was lost. So I figured what better way to get back into the writing than to love my blog better. I’m working on some great topics for the blog, some self-wondering, personal experiences to share, and so much more. (And of course, staying on top of my creative writing! My cowriter and I are currently discussing getting back to our series and I have three completed books that I will be editing and publishing this coming year.

I also want to read more. I have a lot of time to spend in my car and have been listening to some of my favorite books but I want to begin listening to new books, experience genres that I am not familiar with, and just sharing my passion of reading with you beautiful peeps.

I have so many goals for 2017. I plan on opening myself up, giving more of myself, even exposing someimg_0180 thoughts and feelings. So, stay tuned for a great year to come. I’d love to hear some of your goals. Post them on your blog and then link it back here to share with others. 🙂

Stay True, Stay You (my 2017 motto)

Michala

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