Hey lovelies, finally the holidays are over. Which means back to normal life, and that also means I can get back to blogging. It was quite hard to get through the holidays without blogging, but I’m glad to have taken the break. I feel great, and more motivated to get back to this whole thing. Plus I also have some things that happened over the holidays in which I should probably update you lovely people on.
What I’ve Been Up To Since My Last Post:
Did I say I would be back on Monday… Yes. Did that happen… No, of course not, typical me. However I have good reasoning.
First up on the list we have Christmas. I hope you guys had a good Christmas despite it seeming like it was years ago. One major thing I got, and absolutely love is a 1958 Olympia Typewriter. Of course I got a few other things, but I’m intrigued most by the typewriter. Yes, you can call me dork right about now. Oh well…After Christmas had passed by, the goat that started my family’s ranch, became ill. Little Ebony was the first goat we bought, she was the kindest, friendliest, and sweetest goat we’ve ever had. On December 31, we had to unfortunately say goodbye to Ebony. She fought a good battle with whatever made her sick for five days, she just wasn’t strong enough, but at least she went fighting. It’s been tough going out to the pasture, and not hearing her little call or having her greet us at the gate. It’ll take some time, to not miss her quite as much, but it’s just really hard right now to go out there and not see her.
Then we had New Year’s. To be completely honest, my family and I have never been real big on celebrating New Year’s. Plus after just losing the goat that started the ranch, Ebony, none of us really felt like doing anything but just ending the day.
Once the new year comes, everybody makes resolutions of what they want to accomplish in the new year. Typically these resolutions are a few years old, because once February comes around people forget about them. Even I, in the past have made resolutions and failed to follow through with them. Not this year though. Also instead of calling them resolutions, I’m going to call them goals, because goals sounds so much better than resolutions. So here are 4 of the most important goals on my list to achieve this year.
1. Finish Writing My Novel
I’ve been writing my novel for quite a while now, it’s something I work on in my spare time, and to be honest. Writing a novel, is one thing on my bucket list, and I would like to actually finish one instead of just adding it to the pile of novels started, but never finished.
2. Learn and Try Something New
For me, you can always learn and try things more, because if you don’t continue to go outside of your little comfort zone, you’re never going to grow as a person. As one of my favorite quotes goes: “Never be afraid to try something new, because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know.”
3. Listen to More Music, Read More Books, and Write More Stories
These are three of the tops things that are very important to me. Music, books, and writing. These are also the three things I think a person can’t do enough of as well. There’s so much music that needs to be heard, books to be read, and all those little scenarios that need to be written. So this is a huge goal for me, to just do more of what I love I guess.
Side note: I re-tweeted this very interesting article on Twitter of how important it is to read more novels. Here is the link to the article if you want to read it (and yes, it will open in a new tab, because I’m nice like that) – Study: Reading a Novel Changes Your Brain
4. Finish My French Program
This is very important to me. I’ve been learning French for about… a year now. However I haven’t been very consistent with keeping up with it, but I plan to change that. According to my program I can understand about 60% of all French text, and so I’m hoping to increase that just a bit more. So wish me luck on finishing that and making it where I know three languages, and then I’ll probably start working on another language.
Huge Things Are Happening:
Over the holidays, I sat down and talked with my family about this blog and where I want to see it go, and what my plan to help that happen. By the end of the conversation I was told that they were “proud to see how much thought I’ve put into this plan”, and it’s true I’ve put a lot of thought into the upcoming events for the blog. I’ve been thinking about the coming changes for a couple of months, and figuring out what I need to do and how to do it, to execute my plans for the blog.
Needless to say, I don’t want to give out a lot of details on the plan, but I will announce more in a week or two. So, although I hate being secretive of what the plans of the future of this blog are, I also want to fully know what I’m talking about when I make the announcement. Make sense? I hope so.
Also there will a post completely dedicated to the announcements, which will have all of the details and all of that. So look for the that post in the coming week or two, it’ll probably be titled “Blog Announcement” or something quite close to that.
I think that’s it. I’m quite excited about the big things I’m planning for the blog in the future, as you could probably already tell. So, I’m sorry if my posts aren’t on time, or aren’t on their normal days, the next few weeks. Trust me, it’ll be worth it, I promise. It’ll all work out in the end.. I hope, but I’m sure it will.
Thank you guys for reading.
Until I blog again,