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 with 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 some 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)