Thursday, December 30, 2010
For me I will be starting the New Year in exactly the same place I started the last; under-educated, unemployed but hopeful as ever. Yes, I said hopeful. This past year taught me many new things; including the fact hope comes in small comment forms.
One small comment after another led me to smile. Smiles led to a tinge of hope and hope led me to, “Oh, yes I can.” It has been your consistent comments that have allowed me to believe again in, “The world truly is my oyster.”
You my readers have changed me, rearranged me, put me back together and allowed me to believe in myself again. Thank you seems so shallow but I am ever so grateful for every last one of you. I hope in some small way I have returned this.
Not to let anyone down, I have a list of small attainable goals for 2011 and they are:
- I will take my writing seriously. I began blogging to write anyway the pain, only to find a voice. You have encouraged this process, thank you. I want to take the outlines I have generated and turn them into works of word.
- I will actually create a writing space. To totally re-do a small room in my house as a writing space. I will try to capture the process in digital form. That ought to good, a hillbilly with power tools.
- Get back to serious art. Yes, actually throw paint on the canvas and load back the ink in my pens and sketch more.
- Update my blog page. New artwork, add a recommended book section to help my fellow authors, and of course update my rainbows. I think I need a few more.
- I will be more honest with myself. I have come to realize as adults we tend to know what we need or want to do only to talk ourselves out of it. Honestly there nothing we cannot do if only we would knock that bad angel back into last year. I will practice earnestly telling myself “I can.”
- I will continue to fight for the underdogs of the world. Whether it be the shy one whom another berates with slurs or the misunderstood who just needs an ally. The world is getting smaller my friends and it would be such a boring planet if we were all cut from the same mold. You don’t just wear one shirt, do you?
- I will continue to do what makes me happy. Doing what makes one happy leads to fulfillment. The money will come when the powers to be see fit. This is my faith for the New Year.
- Finally, to take care of myself. I’m not getting any younger darn it! Throw out bad things, pay attention to what I need both physically and mentally, to heal thy self.
For you I’m wishing for a new light. A light to open your eyes and guide you into a beautiful new year never dreamt possible. A light that sheds illumination to all the possibilities right before you and because it is light you have the courage to reach out and grab hold of those dreams. A light you can follow right into soulful bliss.
New Years day I have a post ready for the “Eye Candy” blog fest over at Rambles & Randomness. Another thing I learned this past year, what a blog fest actually is.
Happy New Year!