Monday, January 18, 2010

The Return of...

Is it safe to come out? If so, this is the return of ME.

My youngest daughter informed me last night that I hadn't blogged for a looooong time. It wasn't news to me. Throughout November, December, the holidays, weekends, nights, I've been working to finish a book due Feb. 1. No time to blog, and barely enough time to use the whip to get some characters in line. I'm still not sure that they've been whipped well, but since I don't have two years or even six months to put them away in a closet, it'll have to do.

Has anyone noticed a difference yet between 2009 and 2010? Anything other than that the picture on the calendar has changed or that there are no phone numbers in the new pocket calendar that we females must carry with us, should we not be able to push the buttons on our cell phones because our sculptured nails are too long. (Note: I don't have sculptured nails, but those buttons are tiny!) But from where I sit, so far this year is the same as 2008 and 2009, running together in my mind, along with the past 9 or 10 years. Why is it that I can remember details of everyday things from high school and even as far back as when I was three years old, but I can't remember what I got for my birthday last year? Oh, wait! I quit having birthdays!

Because I've been blogging lately about goals at Bits & Bytes and on the Harlequin American blog (links are on the right), I'll close with a few hints I've learned along the way. Goals are not resolutions. They are something we work on, little by little, until we reach them, only to discover another goal is waiting. Only make a goal that we can control and doesn't depend on the actions or thoughts or opinions of others. This is my life, your life. Let's work hard to set good goals and work even harder to attain them so we can make life the best!

1 comment:

Deborah said...

Good advice, Rox. It's good to remember that acheiving our goals depends only on us. No one else's opinion can stop up, unless we let it. And, it is our one and only life. We shouldn't give our time, passions, and desires for ourselves over to someone else. I like the quote, "Don't make someone else your priority while allowing yourself to be their option." I am making myself my own priority this year. That encompasses a lot of areas of my life, but it's given me a new attitude on everything--including writing. Thanks for your inspiration.