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Thoughts for the New Year

General Thoughts

I know that it being a new year doesn’t really mean anything, but I’m happy to be done with 2020 nonetheless. And I’m thrilled to be here on my brand new website, where I will be reposting the best of my old blog and providing new updates! I think I’m getting myself together in the wake of 2020 now, maybe. (The “maybe” is doing a lot of work.)

For now, I’m continuing my work as a freelance editor and I’m also slowly editing my #OCDStory, with the help of a small local writing group. It’s all a bit routine, but there are bright spots. Like my cat Spartacus, Baby Grogu, chocolate cheesecake, and again, the end of 2020!

2021 spelled out in sparklers

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year (The beginning part.) With 2020 being what it was, I only managed to achieve 2.75 out of my 8 resolutions. The most significant one was that I read 337 books after being at a low with 264 in 2019. I also did a lot of website and social media restructuring, obviously, which was not planned but worth celebrating anyway!

Now, it’s time to set some new goals:

  1. Get my binging under control. Binging of what, you ask? Mostly TV shows and food, but honestly, getting stuck on doing something until it’s done is a bad trait of mine, one that gets worse under stress. That’s part of why 2020 was so fun! I’d like to figure out how to break out of it this year.
  2. Get better at focusing when working on things that are not quite so bingeable. Like my work. And my writing.
  3. Finish the latest #OCDStory edit. Given my chronic illnesses and day job, that seems reasonable, right?
  4. Write some more #SnowQueenStory. I’ve been working on my first novel post-chronic illness crisis for almost two years now, and who knows when I’ll actually manage to finish, but at least I can get closer to that ending!
  5. Donate more to charity. This is another one that makes sense given the struggles of 2020.
  6. Get vaccinated for COVID-19! Hallelujah.
  7. Read at least 300 books. I think I’m just going to make this my running goal for reading. I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself, but also, yes, I want to read lots of books.

I would also like to ask a guy on a date, but considering how that turned out in 2020, I think I’ll leave it as an afterthought here.

Thank you for checking in with me! How are you feeling for the new year?

Image via Tim Reckmann on Flickr.

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