New Year Resolutions?

First off, let me start by wishing you all a:

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Unfortunately, 2017 was a rough year for me, especially health-wise. My declining health affected not only my writing, but also my family, my personal life, and tried to take me down that deep, dark hole of depression.

So when 2018 rolled in, the only thing I wanted was to be healthier this year. I didn’t care about making any resolutions or anything other than getting better. Stronger. But then as the days passed, I thought about some things I really did want to do. Things I actually could accomplish.

Before I knew it, I’d made some New Year resolutions, and I guess I’ll share them with you guys.

  • Get Healthy.

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And hopefully stay there. My health problems have been the bane of 2017 for me, so I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get back on track with this.

  • Write More (And Edit, Too). Being sick has completely set me back on my writing. I have a full-length novel I finished a while back that needs to be edited. Another story that needs to be rewritten. And a few short stories and new content I’ve been really wanting to work on. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get to all of that, and maybe–just maybe–you’ll all get to see some of those published.

 

  • Read More.

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I used to be a voracious reader, but last year I wasn’t in the mood for much reading. Late into the winter months, as I started to feel a bit better and had more free time, I picked up J.R. Ward’s BDB series again. Working my way through the books as if it was first time, I realized how much I missed reading! I missed immersing myself in the pages of a good book and getting lost in beautifully described worlds. Before I was a writer, I was a huge reader. I’m currently reading Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward and it really is such great escapist material–especially on days when you’re not feeling the best. So this year, I plan on reading through the entire BDB series as well as other ebooks on my Kindle I haven’t even touched yet. And whatever else I can get my hands on.

  • Get Out More. Last year I was cooped up more than I ever cared to be. This year, as my health improves, I plan on getting out. Going to more places and events. Taking walks. Hanging out with my friends more often. And absolutely traveling more.

Well, I think that’s about it. I don’t have anything too specific in mind so I’ll just focus on these four things and pray that they come into fruition. I don’t want to get too greedy with my expectations for the new year only to end up disappointed. I call this ‘baby steps.’

What about you guys? What resolutions did you make for 2018? Has 2017 been a crappy year for you also, or am I the only one? Comment down below. I love talking with you!

Until next time,

Theophilia

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2 thoughts on “New Year Resolutions?

  1. Hi Theo – I also had a fairly dreadful 2017, so I’m with you all the way on wanting to make significant changes for this year. I think you picked some very practical, sustainable resolutions!

    I share your determination to get healthier and read more. They are also on my list. Because I need to save money, I’ve been learning a lot more about home cooking over the last year. I’ve never been one to reach for the convenience food exactly – I could cook loads of things on the hob – but now I want to make my own tortillas, flatbreads, curries, savoury pastry fillings etc, and be able to bake things for the school fair rather than make it to M&S in time to buy some cakes 😉

    I’ve got a list of meals that I want to be making instinctively and be able to improvise on from the ingredients in my cupboard, without looking up the recipe instructions for cooking times etc.

    I hope we both have a much less stressful year!

    1. Hi Sam! Thank you so much. I’m sorry last year wasn’t so great for you, either. Here’s hoping that this year is much, much better. And as far as your cooking, I want to come over to your house and eat the minute you learn how to cook! 😉 Good luck with that!

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