Goals? Resolutions? Plans? Dreams?
As we say goodbye to 2016, many of us are happy to see it go. Yet, I had a pretty amazing year.
This year, I was able to do what I love (write and teach) within my own timeframes. I had many wonderful stories published. Some of my favorites were Redeeming Love in the boxset Celebrate and Broken Dreams in the box set Cowboys, Bulls and Buckles.
The teaching has been so much fun as I was able to revisit time with a former student as a one on one part-time aid. Seeing his growth was a blessing and I loved our conversations about how we really would colonize Mars.
This past summer my daughter got married. Talk about stress! I'm sure you will get some more writing out of that...in the very least some poems and musings on life. It was hard to believe the small child I once held so close to my heart was now following her own.
Sadly there were heartaches this year as well. Losses of loved ones and changes to dreams. But loss and failure are learning opportunities so with each one, I tried to find the lesson I needed. Probably most importantly, life was and is too short for grudges and anger. We should let it go to where ever it goes and be happy. The anger only hurts ourselves.
2017 is upon us. We have our feet firmly planted in a new year...365 new days...What will each one bring? What lessons? What joys?
For me, I have new stories to write and share. My son finishes his college degree this year and moves into his first place. Hopefully, more travels and chances to meet face to face with readers and friends.
What do you wish for the new year? I wish for you... blessings abundant, health and happiness!
Musings from Michigan