Happy New Year! That 2013, that was a doozy, no? As hard as it was, what with my husband losing his job, I’m giving a huge high five to our family for making some truly awesome lemonade. I learned some important lessons last year. First, that when it’s balls-to-the-wall, go-for-broke time, I can deliver. That is a mighty handy thing to know about oneself. I also learned that family, friends, and Betties will lift you up. Word, people. Even when I think it’s me against the world, somebody’s always got my back. I’m going to spend today basking in the comfort of that.
I’ve got big plans for you, 2014. Here are just a few of my resolutions:
- I will contact- via email, Facebook, or Twitter- the authors of every book that I read and enjoy this year to say thank you for telling me a great story.
- I will donate $1,000 to charity. I may have to do it in $5 and $10 increments, but I believe in the abundance of the universe and that what you send out you get back.
- I will have one quiet, child-free meal a week with my husband. No, I have no idea how I’ll manage it, but where there’s a will, there’s a way, right?
- I will live more fully in the present. This is a hard one for me. I want to enjoy playing outside with my children instead of worrying about the to-do list waiting for me inside.
- I will get a dog. I love dogs. I feel strongly that children should grow up with pets. My last dog passed away when my son was only a few months old. She will never, ever be replaced, but it’s time for my kids to start forming the unique relationship one can only have with a dog.
- I will write at least two books this year, books two and three in The Daughters of Prophecy series, to be exact.
- I will pitch my nonfiction book proposal to a traditional publisher.
- I will publish at least three articles in national magazines. Hey, I’m nothing if not adventurous.
- I will finally find an herbal tea that I like as much as I like coffee. I could be asking the impossible here.
- I will do at least one completely frivolous thing a month. I have no idea what those things could be, but my life is completely lacking in frivolity right now.
That’s enough to get started with. So now that I’ve convinced you beyond a shadow of a doubt that I’m insane, in what ways do you plan to make 2014 an awesome year?