“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Lovejoy Pierce
New Year’s Eve is for me a momentous occasion. Tonight I will celebrate that 2013 was a great year. High points were:
- The many walks I took with my daughter and a friend
- Seeing several fun shows – musicals, Blue Man Group, bands during the summer
- A good relationship with my husband and family
- The fun of interacting with you, my blog readers
- A fantastic family vacation to Spain and France.
However, I’m also celebrating because 2013 is over. Tomorrow begins a New Year–another chance to get it right. Even though 2013 was a good year, I yearn for something more. I dream of writing a book and earning an income from writing.
Writing a book and earning some income were two of my most important resolutions last year, and I did not achieve them. It is apparent that I need to do more than make resolutions to achieve my goals. Here is my action plan for 2014:
- I will adhere to a daily routine which I have posted by my computer. This plan includes “butt in chair” time for writing.
- I have signed up for a video course of “The Artist’s Way” taught by Julia Cameron. This should free up my creativity.
- I am putting my writing in God’s hands this year and trusting that He will help me.
- I will spend more time reflecting and stop looking for answers elsewhere.
- I must and will say “No” more often.
2013 is over, but I’ve got another chance in 2014. So do you. Happy New Year!
Are you celebrating because 2013 is over or are you celebrating because it was a good year? What are your hopes for 2014? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.