It’s here…2012! I can’t believe how quickly a year goes by. As I reflect on ‘last’ year, I can honestly say that it was a worthwhile challenge. On January 24, 2011 I began my employment at NEFCU; it is ‘hands down’ the best job I have ever had. I am so blessed to have wonderful co-workers who are absolutely amazing people!
Secondly, I have been an ‘on again off again’ writer for several years. The passion has always been a part of me, but I have let everything get in the way of it. I have allowed myself to become so discouraged and broken, that I would eventually give up and attempt to move on from it. That was such a devastating feeling for me. Ever since I was little writing has been an escape for me. Throughout my childhood, I was generally the subject of every peer’s jokes. It made for a very dreadful, schooling experience! I felt so lost that I began to write little stories that would put me into different scenarios. Happy places. In 11th grade I was able to take a creative writing class that I absolutely loved! That was when I really knew that I wanted to write, not only for myself, but for others as well. However, my plans were derailed after graduation. I’m not sure if it is where I decided to do things completely backwards (immediately go into the workforce, fail, and FINALLY go to college) or just sheer laziness? Lol. I believe I will go with the first option. Finally, at some point last year, I decided that I was going to do it! Write…write…write. I created this blog, wrote several postings, and guess what? I gave up again. Ugh! I was so irritated! That dry spell actually lasted about two months. My shining month was November. I finally submitted a piece of my nostalgic writing to a local newspaper, the next day they let me know that it would be published in December. It was a start and I was ecstatic!
The latter part of 2011 was definitely an awesome experience. I have met so many wonderful, encouraging writers through Twitter! Six Sentence Sunday has been a real treat also. It allows me to get my current WIP out there for some very motivating feedback! So…here is a HUGE thank you to everyone for the support! 🙂 Oh, and just last week, I posted my first flash fiction, Broken Desire! *Woo hoo*
My goals for 2012 are as follows…
-I just signed up for A Round of Words in 80 Days, which begins on Jan 2nd! I have set my writing goals for the term and am dead set on accomplishing them! 🙂
-My current WIP (short story), What Matters Most, will hopefully be completed this month.
-I am going to post at least two blogs a week to begin with (hopefully this will increase as the year progresses). When I figure out a good schedule, I will let everyone know what days I will be posting!
-This one is my favorite. I intend on living each day to the fullest. We all have goals, dreams, ambitions, etc. However, I personally spend too much time trying to anticipate the end result of everything I try to accomplish. The anxiety ruins it for me. So, from here on out I will strive to be grateful for every opportunity I am given, no matter if I see it through or not.
Here is to a very successful, prosperous New Year!!!! Cheers to my fellow writers, family, friends, readers, and anyone else who has that one very special dream!! If you have a passion, go for it! It is never too late…
***HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012***