Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ring It On In

I'm starting to feel like a broken record each New Year's Eve, fondly reminiscing about the past year and utterly confused as to how the year went by so fast. And then there's the resolutions—you know, the ones you make, mentally or literally, organized numerically or perhaps by bullet point. Many of which you (read "I") will undoubtedly be struggling with before January is even over.

Still, broken record or not, it's fun to look back each New Year's Eve and be thankful for what the past year brought, and it's exciting to imagine what the coming year will bring.

This year went by so fast, and it wasn't a bad year, but there are a lot of things I want to do differently next year. Writing, for one. I've been sorely neglecting writing in every possible form. I've been awful about blogging, and I don't even want to talk about the amount of creative writing I did (or didn't) do. Also reading. Reading and writing are the two main things I'm disappointed in myself for not doing more of in 2013. So I'm keeping my resolutions list vague for 2014. You know, so I have a better shot at actually doing them.

  • Write More.
  • Read More.

There. It couldn't be more simple than that. My goal for 2014 is to turn out way more words than last year. And to turn way more pages. And I'm really looking forward to it. I've got some challenges already out there, carrots on a stick for my writing. And as far as reading goes, well it's safe to say my "To Read" list is never-ending, so I have no shortage of books to pick up.

That being said, I'm always taking book recommendations to feel free to share your current read! Or even your own resolutions, for that matter! I always love hearing from you guys, comments make me smile.

Anyway, au revoir 2013! It's been a good, bad, slow, fast, crazy, boring, totally rich and full year and I can't wait to see what's next.

Happy New Year, everyone!