Happy New Year to you all!
I thought I’d start 2012 as I mean to go on, stop wasting time and doing the things I say I will do and the things I want to do.
2011 was a horrendous year for my family, and just about the only thing that has kept us going is the hope that this year will be better, it has to be better.
I have lots of things to look forward to, the two main events being the birth of my niece at the beginning of February and my nephew at the end of the month. I really can’t wait for the two little bundles if joy to appear.
As for what I want to do in 2012, they can be boiled down to three main things:
1. and 2. are undeniably linked. For the past year I’ve hardly read anything new, I might have got through 20 books or so. As a result my writing has been rubbish, I’ve felt totally uninspired and I couldn’t even get to 50k for Nano this year. So in an effort to write more and better I’m going to read more, I’ve set myself a minimum of 50 books that I haven’t read before, which should be more than doable. I’ve already started my first one and almost finished, I’ll try to give you a review when I’m done.
As for the writing I just want to get back to writing regularly, a few 100 words every day for the first few months at least. Then I can gradually up it and get back to the good old days of 3-4k in a sitting.
The last thing on my list is creating, mostly stitching and then finishing the stitching into sell-able items like jewelry, stitching accessorize etc. I have a few ideas and I’ve collected so many extra bits over the last few months that I should be able to make quite a lot, then set up an etsy or folksy site to sell them.
There is something that isn’t on the list, but is more important than any of it, family. It’s been 5 years since I last visited Norway, which is slightly ridiculous. I mean we were away from Liverpool for only 2 years and the city changed so much in that time, I dread to think what Trondheim is like now, maybe I won’t remember any of it. So in the year which will mark my 10th anniversary of moving to the UK, I promise, I will be going back for a visit.
There is lots more of course, but those are my main to-dos for 2012, general ones at least.
Do you have a goal, wish or resolution for the new year?