First of all I’d like to wish you all a HAPPY 2015! It’s so crazy that it’s a brand new year already, isn’t it? I don’t know if it’s got to do with the whole getting older thing or if time is actually going by faster, but for whatever reason the years seem to be getting shorter and shorter. Is that just me?
Anyways . . . I’d like to wish you all the very best life has to offer in this new year. I hope you love, laugh, read, sleep and do whatever you love to do more than ever before. 🙂
Personally I have high hopes for 2015 and that’s in part because 2014 wasn’t the kindest year to me. In the past twelve months I had to deal with every type of crappy thing you can think off, from a broken toe, to a furbaby having two strokes, to my beloved cousin passing away at the early age of 21, to my grandma getting really sick.
With all that yuckiness going around I spent the last several months of 2014 focusing on the sucky things that happened instead of the awesome possibilities ahead. That led to feelings of guilty, being powerless, worthless and etc. Inside my head it was like every single thing that went wrong in life was my fault and as you can imagine with each passing day those feelings became more and more overwhelming. It got so bad that I became physically ill and mentally drained. Thankfully I’m doing better now, but it was awful!
But, I’m not here to be a Debbie Downer who complains about life on the second day of the year. C’mon, right? I’m here to talk about 2015, my 30th year on this awesome planet Earth and a year I’ve decided to call THE YEAR OF AWESOME THINGS — let’s have some faith people! 🙂
I don’t know if you’re a resolution kind of person, but I am. I love starting out a new year with some goals and I’d like to share them with you today.
1- Focus less on being an author and more on being a writer. Yes, being an author is great. I love to go on Amazon and see my books for the world to read. I love when readers reach out saying they loved my books, and don’t even get me started on how happy I get when a good review pops in. But when I first started to write I did it because the process was fun, and that’s something I sadly lost over the past year and am determined to get back in 2015.
2- Be more active. For most of my life I’ve been the personification of couch potato — oh, the same! Honestly, I’ve always hated to exercice. Feeling clammy and sore are in the very top of my least favorite things, but let’s face it . . . I’m not getting younger! This is the year of the big 3-0 and it’s about time I start taking care of my muscles. So I’m committed to daily yoga practices (and by this I mean the workout sequences not just the relaxation ones). On top of that I’ve been seriously lacking in the social media and blogging worlds, which was something I really enjoyed doing before Exception was published. So I pledge to become active and engaged in the cyberworld as well. Look forward to frequent posts not only about my writing news, but also about life, cooking, music and books I’m reading. It’s gonna be fun! 🙂
3- Live with intent, kindness and gratitude. I’ve noticed that sometimes life gets too busy and bad things happen and we end up living in auto-pilot. Days and weeks go by without us really noticing them, and if there’s one thing I learned with the passing of my cousin is that life goes fast and ends even faster. So this year I’m gonna live all of the days I’m alive. I’ll be kind and grateful to others and myself, and I’ll enjoy the little things (like my hubs smile in the morning) as much as I enjoy the big things.
4- Make time. Time for myself, for my awesome husband, for my friends, for my furbabies. Time to write, to read, to watch TV, to sleep. Time to think about life and dream.
In my list I’ve also added things like: wear more dresses, quit gluten, and try at least two new recipes every week. But those are the most important ones and the ones I feel will be the hardest ones to keep. And I’ll keep them! I’ll also tell you all about them. 🙂
If you have resolutions please share them with me and we can motivate each other in keeping them throughout the year, because this will be THE YEAR OF AWESOME THINGS. I know it will. 🙂
With lot’s of love…