Happy New Year!

Hello, Readers!

This is a time for everyone to break out their resolutions, right? I won’t say that I don’t have things I’d like to see happen in the new year as well, but not as resolutions. I find that those simply don’t work for me. I’m one that I’ve spent year after year saying I’m going to get healthy to fail this two weeks in. Or even, this will be the year that I accomplish…

You’ve all heard them and some still make them. For them I say, keep on going. If it works for you, then, by all means, please keep going.

I was also patrolling Facebook last night and I saw a lot of please let 2018 be a better year posts. At first, I agreed completely. I wanted 2018 to mend so much of what 2017 ruined. However, I sat down and thought why? Why for me was 2017 such a bad year?

On a global front, it was a rough year. Politically, I could even agree, but personally…it wasn’t. 2017 was a really great year for me.

  1. I released Malevolent Mind
  2. I survived my PTSD attacks and there was no tornado in my backyard this year
  3. My youngest grandson was born
  4. My husband and I had a great mini vacation at Salt Lake Comic Convention
  5. Financially, the hubby man and I had it
  6. My youngest daughter got into the early college high school of her dreams
  7. The hubby man is truly loving his job
  8. And I am truly loving mine
  9. On a relationship level, the hubby man and I are even in a great place.

That is a whole lot to be eternally grateful for and not to deem 2017 a loss for me. I know not everyone had such a great year and for them, I do honestly hope 2018 is a much better year. So, there was definitely plenty to look back on and be grateful about.

I look forward to pulling out the glass jar that we keep with a post-it pad and pen with it. Inside of it, we’ve spent all year writing down the good things that have happened for us throughout the year – as they happen. That way on New Years Eve or day we can pull it out and remind ourselves of all the good things to be grateful for and that have happened. In honesty, we’ve had years where the bad has outweighed the good and we end the year feeling defeated, but we sit down and go through that jar and are reminded that there was good in that year as well.

Now, it’s time to get to work for me as I really need to get things done as I’m starting late, but I will be posting Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays with the occasional weekend post thrown in as a bonus. There will be a more set theme for each day as we go, between books I’m reading and my reviews of them to my writing life and even guest posts for release dates.

Until then, L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.

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