Hello and happy new year! Goodness gracious it’s been an entire month and a half since I have blogged on My Happy Life. What an embarrassment! Luckily, this is changing immediately.
With the first day of a new year, nearly everyone sets delightful goals for the new year: losing weight, reading more often, looking for a new job. We all make new year resolutions, and hopefully, we start to better ourselves for the upcoming year.
I am a very goal-oriented person. You give me a seemingly unachievable goal, and I will do everything within my power to hit and exceed it.
With 2013 I have set some challenging, yet realistic, goals for myself, and I have updated some outdated ones. I like to keep my friends and loved ones involved in my goals because I love the support. (Please note the goals page I keep on this blog as well!)
This year’s goal theme all has to do with writing, and I’m going to add a few changes to My Happy Life.
To begin, I will consistently post for My Happy Life. I will blog once a week about an incredibly charming and hilarious topic, and WordPress will be forced to Freshly Press my writing at least once this year. (ha ha) Once a week I will also post just a picture. Maybe a caption will follow it, but the main focus will be the image–not the explanation of it. Lastly, I will post a quote once a week. It may be an excerpt from one of my favorite authors or poets, or it may be a knock-knock joke from my three-year-old brother.
Either way, it will allow me to promote some of my favorite forms of literature instead of simply creating my own.
Secondly, I have some very unfortunate news. I know I know! The new year is about happy things, so why in the world would I have an entire paragraph about something sad?! Am I crazy?! Stick with me, and it’ll have a happy ending–I promise. The Everyday Health Voices of Experience program for which I was writing has been cancelled. My editor did not say much, but she explained the program was eliminated a few days before the new year. This really does upset me because I loved writing about my type 1 diabetes and reading about the other bloggers’ experiences as well. My friend Tim has an exceptional blog called The Bleeding Finger, and I will continue to follow his journey through that blog. To make up for my writing loss, I will incorporate my diabetes blogging into My Happy Life! Yay for eating healthy and exercising!
Thirdly, I need to start journaling once a day again. All year I have been doing so well about it just jotting little things down and staying true to physically writing until December, and I need to get back on track. I love looking through my old journals and seeing some of the ridiculous things I say. For example sometimes I write about words I played in Scrabble…
And other times I doodle like a 5 year old…
Okay okay. So usually my journal entries are much more detailed and personal, but I love seeing when I’m just a goof! I write about books I read, movies I love, and those big moments that might seem small until I look back.
Soooo, those are my three primary writing goals for 2013. I will also continue my daily goals of exercising, drinking copious amounts of water, and reading incessantly (blogs, books, you name it!).
Happy 2013! Let’s make it a year to remember!