This year, I want to succeed. I really am not sure all what I want to succeed at but, I know I want to actually stick to my 2015 New Year’s Resolutions. This year’s resolutions are:
1. Get Carrie Anne published.
2. Keep going to the gym.
3. Love my husband Nick more and more every day. (This one will be easy)
4. Keep more in touch with my family and friends.
5. Write something every single day.
6. Keep learning. Never stop learning.
7. Get back to church.
8. Read my Bible every day.
9. Set myself up for success.
I really think the hardest thing on my list is “getting Carrie Anne published.” I am struggling with the editing. I think I am still too close to my characters and storyline because I keep using the same people in all my stories. NaNoWriMo doesn’t have us make a promise to edit until February because it gives you time away from your story. I just need to sit down and begin editing it because it needs to get published. I don’t care if it ever sells a single book, because I have written these books for myself.
As for the gym, I am enjoying going to the gym. I feel as if I am walking on top of the world when I leave Planet Fitness.
Keeping in touch with family and friends, will be a bit harder. I do not like the telephone. I actually find it hard to pick up the telephone when it rings and I find myself beginning to panic. I think the reason I spend so much time with my characters is because they don’t call me, they don’t ask me difficult questions that I no clue how to answer. Oh, and they don’t want money from me. (haha)
This blog is going to help me write something every day, I hope! I want to share with you what I learn from reading my Bible and going to church. I have gone to Praise Church here in Beaumont and I really enjoyed myself. I was planning to go back last Sunday but I ended up getting sick and sleeping all day. You just can’t plan getting sick. I was very fortunate, that my friend Emily had been visiting and she was here with me when I had a drop in my blood sugar that made me very sick. She stayed with me until Nick got home from work. Emily is a wonderful friend and I thank God that she has come into my life.
Emily is the leader of our Golden Triangle NaNoWriMo group. We met in November of last year. I was waiting for the writing group to meet in our little corner of the coffee shop and she was the first person I met. Emily is the nicest and sweetest person you will ever meet. Emily, if you read this know that you are an amazing person and I am so very happy that you have come into my life.
The easiest resolution that I have made is to love my husband more and more every day. I love my husband Nicholas so much. In the eight years we have been married, we have been through so many things with my health and yet he has stuck beside me. I am not sure how many people would have been so strong at such a young age. Nick, I love you so very much.
You are probably bored reading this because it has gotten out of hand but I’m not finished just yet. Hang in there, just a little bit more to go. I promise.
I have always been afraid of failure, but this year I am not going to be afraid to fail. Failure is an option for me, however this year if I fail I am not going to panic. Failure is alright if you learn from your mistakes and you don’t give up. Those mistakes are what will lead you to success. Never give up and keep on learning from those mistakes.
The Bible verse that I have chosen to share is about success. I believe that God wants us all to succeed and this verse tells me this is true.
Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”
God wants everything we do to be in his honor. This blog, in fact is done for him, he has given me the ability to write and for that I am thankful. When we give him what we are working on, he is going to help us on our path. It may not happen in our timeline but it will happen in his.
I often complain when things don’t happen exactly when I want them too, I think that we all get a bit upset when we want something to happen but it does not. I have come to realize, at least for me, that when God doesn’t give me what I am wanting, he is telling me that I can’t handle what it is that I want.. He is not going to give me more than I can handle. In the future, if I can handle what I have asked for, God will show me how to achieve the success he wants me to have.
Please forgive me for the extremely long post. I have enjoyed writing and hopefully will be posting a lot more in the future.
I pray that you have a very blessed 2015!