The first day of a new year is a time to look forward. Yesterday was all about taking stock of the past year, whether it's to celebrate the successes or mourn the losses. It's not necessarily my favorite day of the year; I find I rarely live up to my own expectations.
As a matter of fact, that's the exact reason for my thoughts today: My new year's resolutions. For many years, I didn't make any; I couldn't see the need for any more goals I would never achieve. Then it occurred to me that a new year's resolution didn't necessarily have to be another ambitious goal. That's how I decided on my goal for 2012: I want to have a better balance between work and spare time. Mainly, I want to have some spare time. Mostly so I can keep writing (if I get too stressed, I can't write). However, it's also a simple question of survival: I have a tendency to drive myself so hard that I get sick with stress. I mean well, but in the long run, it's counterproductive to say the least. Debilitating as well.
So, my new year's resolution basically means that I'd like to be happy and well-rested in 2012. What about you - do you have any resolutions?
A bit early, I know, but there are all those parties to attend and... Okay, one party, then, and I sincerely hope that I'll make it there in spite of the snow. This winter can't end too soon!
Any new year's resolutions, anyone? I'm still thinking about mine; perhaps something about starting living a bit more outside of my books - I've been pretty obsessed about writing the last year or so. But it has been wonderful. On that note: Thank you so much to those of you who has written me. Being an author is a lonely profession, and I'm eternally grateful for your mails. A happy new year to each and every one of you - may 2011 bring you lots of joy and wonderful reads!
I read and I write - everything from corporate to kink. My naughty fictional friends are always there to make my life interesting. And pester me, of course. Pesky creatures.