Xan & Bob

Farewell, 2018!

Where oh where has this year gone? Three hundred sixty-five days that seem to have flown by. Three hundred sixty-five new days to start again. Three hundred sixty-five opportunities to follow my dreams. And although I didn’t take advantage of each day like I would have liked I am still very proud of what I have accomplished this year.

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My Mary Engelbreit desk calendar today has the following quote which is so very true.

‘Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities.’

– Michael Josephson

2018 certainly brought us challenges and unfortunately, the challenges seemed to rule our lives for days, weeks and even months. I guess that is life though, isn’t it? At times I didn’t cope well with these challenges and this is something I hope to change in the New Year. I hope that is easier done than said.

2018 also brought opportunities and I think we seized a fair bit of them. I think the big one for me would have to be joining the writers’ group last March. This was a leap for me and it really turned out to be fantabulous. It has challenged me and helped me to improve my writing and that continues every time I sit down to write. Having my work published has been a dream come true.

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I also started writing my first novel this year which is based on one of my short stories in our book. Wow! That still seems unreal and even though I have a long way to go with it I now have the confidence to make it a reality.

There are things I thought I would do or accomplish in 2018 which I didn’t. Yet, there are things I did accomplish that weren’t on my radar at the beginning of the year. So, instead of focusing on the regrets or the wish-I-hads, I am going into the new year with a different outlook and mindset. Ready to focus on my goals and dreams. Ready to not take life so seriously.

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