Happy New Year to each of you: I hope your holidays were magical and fulfilling – and if they were not, I hope turning the page sounds like a great idea. Either way, please expect to be pleasantly surprised with what 2015 brings you. I have been off line because my eyes hurt; am working with ophthalmologists to get them taken care of.
2015 has arrived. No I am not making any resolutions. I never fulfill them anyway. What I am intending is to change some habits a little at a time. So that the change is sustainable.
Our brains don’t like “all at once.” One improvement at a time A while back we decided that one place we could painlessly put a little order into our chaotic life was to make the bed each and every day – and we have kept that up now for several years. Every day it makes me feel good. That’s an example. No, putting all the clothes way is a step too far, lol. I have some gradual ideas for my health which I’m not ready to share until I actually try them, lol.
2014 for me was the year I got serious about writing, but it was a practice year. I had intended to start my book but instead I worked as a freelancer and honed my skills, built up my confidence. Yes, I guess I can write and yes, people praised my work. But after 70 articles, I quit – because I wasn’t writing about anything that mattered to ME, and after writing those articles, I didn’t feel like writing at all. Writer’s Block.
- I did accomplish upgrading the look and feel of my blog at the end of the year and learned a lot about WP in the process. And started to understand how what I have learned might benefit other people. And I did write some good posts even if I wasn’t as prolific as I hope to be soon as my eyes are fixed.
- I did succeed in providing content for 4 different Facebook pages with different followings, almost every day. I have had so much fun making the images with quotes. The major one is the one associated with this blog, Open Hearted Musings and with Imagine Yourself Happy. Sometimes I blog about the post, most often actually not. The others were spiritual pages that lifted me up. These were given in hopes that some insight of mine might strike a chord with someone else and help them in some way . And each of the 4 pages has at least quadrupled its following in the past year, so that’s something. Of course, I was the primary beneficiary as is always the case.
So, 2015 is staring me in the face, a calendar filled with empty pages. I have started working on telling a part of my story I have never talked about publicly, and it will take some time. Am not yet ready to disclose. Meanwhile, life it good here, and I hope it’s good at your house too. hugs, gerry