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.
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.
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.