Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Happy New Year, 2017!!!

Well, I've made it through another year. Thank God, 2016 is over. The year dragged on and on. And not in a good way. 

I didn't really want to write this post, so I looked back at last year's post and most of what I said then still applies going into 2017. So I'm just tweaking it and there you go. Or not.  :)

Time is marching onward . . . whether I want it to or not. I'm having a bit of a tough time with time marching onward this year. I don't like change. In fact, I hate change. I like my comfort zone. I like my comfortable routine. I like the happy rut that I'm in. 

Maybe I'm having a midlife crisis. Trouble is, I'm past midlife. Maybe that's part of the problem.

Anyway, I'm in a blue funk as my mother used to say. Gotta pull myself up by the bootstraps. Time to put my big girl panties on and face the world. The new year is a chance to start with a clean slate and all that.

So here goes:

I've decided not to make any hard and fast resolutions for 2017. What I want to do is live my life with the attitude of gratitude and embrace the simple things in life. I want to enjoy my family and friends. Especially my new baby grandson. I want to enjoy my lovely old house and the two acres James and I live on. And when the hustle and bustle of city life gets to be too much, I want to visit the family farm more often where I can renew my soul and immerse my psyche in the peaceful solitude of the rural countryside.

Of course, I want to get back to eating healthier and exercising more. Those are a given. But most of all, I want to find the joy in my writing again. I want to write for my own pleasure and entertainment, then publish my stories to share with readers around the world. What money I make will be icing on the cake.

No pressure. No worries. Just write and write some more.

Hey, what do you know? I think I'm feeling better already. My blue funk is slowly fading away. Maybe expressing my thoughts has helped me to see the New Year in a brighter way. Sometimes, change is good.

Here's to a happy and healthy 2017!!!

Anne Marie  :)