Are you the kind of person who writes resolutions for the New Year? Or do you not even bother because you know that you can't attain them?
I've not been a New Year's Resolution kind of person until this year. And while I have a lot to be thankful for, I am going to write down some things that I have planned for 2012.
I do have writing goals. I am over the top excited about being published with a wonderful company, Rebel Ink Press. So my goals for this year are to have three books published this year and continue to learn my writing craft so that I can get better.
I also have personal goals. Some of them are about things I will do to make myself a better person, such as write in a journal once a week about five things that I am grateful for; exercise two-three times a week at the gym, work on teaching things less at home (no longer will I read emails at night or answer them, grade papers at home or spend my time at home on those things) but will instead focus on my writing.
But my biggest goal is to find happiness in the little things. I have people in my life who are not happy with their lives and when I am with them, I tend to be very negative. It puts me in a horrible place. There are so many different things that I have to be thankful for each day that I want to focus on those things rather than the negatives. Being positive is my new way of life.
I also have a wish for all of you this new year, I wish for you to find happiness in your lives and enjoy the things that make you happy and not focus on the things that are negatives. Smiles are catchy and we should all have many reasons to smile. :)
Musings from Michigan