I can only imagine that 2016 has to be better than 2015. I think I only say that because at the start of 2015 I was so hopeful. It was going to be the year, even though I started the year out getting laid off and starting a new job. I had no idea at the time how much I would need to go through in order to get where I am today.
It was a long road.
The only thing I feel like I kept up and actually increased was my blog. It warped into something new and different and I sometimes miss the longer stories I was writing, but I just don’t have the time right now. I’m happy to write shorter stories, poems and little snippets of my crazy life. I even managed to start my own prompt which I feel is more successful than I ever imagined it would be. Even if I didn’t have other bloggers participating each week, I have so much fun sharing my favorite music and music lyrics every Sunday.
I’m not one to write down goals or to carry a bucket list, but I do have some plans that are coming together for 2016. I’m hoping to have some amazing news soon in my personal life and the new day job I moved to in September has only one place to go, and that is up! I’m more excited than I can say that I took that particular plunge. Even as miserable as I was at the job I had last year, I still almost canceled the phone interview I had in September. I thank my boyfriend almost every day that he talked me into keeping it.
As far as writing, I am starting to feel the novel coming back to life in my head. It’s been sitting dormant for the past year and I’m feeling it tickling the back of my head again. It’s weird how I can ignore it for a while but it starts to sit in my head again, and I know I spend too much time thinking about it rather than writing it down. So much of why I don’t keep going is insecurities. I know we all go through it as writers, but writing for the blog has helped tremendously.
Anyway, this turned into more of a retrospective post about last year, but I am looking forward to everything coming together for this year.
I want to thank all those who have clicked the follow button on my blog. I am over 400 followers today and I can’t even imagine how that happened. I am incredibly grateful for this amazing community and to be a tiny part of it.