The end of one year and start of another always seems to be the perfect time to reflect on things that have happened in your life, changes you want to make, and dreams you want to pursue. It’s a good time to take stock and consider what possibilities might be out there and whether or not what’s holding you back is reality or just self-doubt.
2013 was a busy year for me in many ways, both personally and professionally. It was the year that a long-time dream of mine finally came true: I became an author with an honest-to-goodness publishing contract! (Thank you, Crimson Romance!) For years I had set writing aside in favor of more practical things and told myself that I would get back to it when I had more time, and then it sank in a few years ago that unless I made time for it, it would never happen. It’s just too easy to let life get in the way, you know? So I started writing again, a little here and there on weekends or during evenings after work–and sometimes it was really hard to keep at it, but I’m so glad now that I kept plugging away. And there’s still a long road ahead of me, but at least I’m actually on it now, and that feels wonderful!
I wish that feeling for everybody out there for 2014! If you’ve got something you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time, I hope this year is the year you’re able to take the first steps in making that dream a reality. Even small steps add up, so why not take them?
Here’s to a wonderful New Year, and because I love all things Celtic, here’s a traditional Irish blessing:
In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship but never in want.
And because I also love a bit of humor…
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions. ~Joey Adams
Happy New Year! 🙂